TÜV Nord

TÜV Nord Group is a technical service provider with worldwide activities. Founded in 1869 and headquartered in Hanover, Germany, the Group employs more than 10,000 people in more than 70 countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. The Group is divided into the following operative brands and business units:

  • TÜV Nord: Industrial Services, Mobility, Training, IT
  • DMT: Engineering and Natural Resources
  • Alter Technology: Aerospace
TÜV Nord main entrance, Hanover, Germany
TÜV Nord Group
TypeLimited company
(' Aktiengesellschaft ')
Industrytechnical services

certification services
inspection services
testing services

product safety
Key people
Dr Dirk Stenkamp (Chairman of the Board of Management), Jürgen Himmelsbach (Finance), Dr Astrid Petersen (Human Resources)
Revenue1,184 € million (2016)
Number of employees
9,840 (2014)

TÜVs (German abbreviation: Technischer Überwachungsverein, English: Technical Inspection Association) are German organizations that work to validate the safety of products and services of all kinds to protect humans, material assets and the environment against hazards.[1]


The story of TÜV Nord Group has its roots in the traditional boiler inspection associations founded by the industry, which in 1869 voluntarily undertook to begin monitoring and ensuring the operational safety of boilers. Gradually, the government gave the DÜV, later known as the TÜV (Technical Inspection Association) additional safety-related tasks, such as the regular inspection of automobiles, still a watchword for road safety in Germany today.

Recently acquired companiesEdit

  • 2007: DMT GmbH & Co. KG (Germany),[2] Verebus Engineering BV (Netherlands)
  • 2010: RAG Bildung GmbH
  • 2011: Alter Technology Group (Spain)[3]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Members of the Association of TÜVs - VdTÜV". VdTÜV-Website. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of DMT GmbH & Co. KG". Bloomberg Businessweek.
  3. ^ "Portsmouth: ATG subsidiaries sold to TUV". The Business Magazine.