Profile, Facts & Figures
TÜV SÜD is a leading technical service corporation catering to the INDUSTRY, MOBILITY and CERTIFICATION Segments . Its range of services embraces consultancy, inspection, tests and expert reports as well as certification and training. Our objectives are reliability, safety and quality, environmental protection and profitability. By providing these services, TÜV SÜD delivers competitive edge to its clients throughout the world. Founded in 1866 as a steam boiler inspection association, the TÜV SÜD Group has evolved into a global, future-oriented enterprise.
At present, about 19,000 employees around the world are committed to optimizing technology, systems and know-how. In 2012, TÜV SÜD increased its consolidated revenue from EUR 1.68 billion to EUR 1.82 billion – a year-on-year growth of more than eight per cent. TÜV SÜD AG is not listed on the stock exchange. It is owned by TÜV SÜD e.V. and the TÜV SÜD Foundation, which hold 74.9 % and 25.1 % of the shares respectively.
The range of TÜV SÜD services in the INDUSTRY Segment extends from support in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of industrial plants, buildings and infrastructure to testing of rolling stock, signalling systems and rail infrastructure. The TÜV SÜD experts in the MOBILITY Segment provide vehicle inspection and exhaust tests and support manufacturers in automotive design and development and in applications for international approval of new models and components. The CERTIFICATION Segment tests products throughout the world to ensure their marketability and market entry and certifies management systems across all sectors of industry; TÜV SÜD further offers a wide range of training for staff in the industry, trade and public sectors.