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Testing, inspection and certification

The Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector consists of conformity assessment bodies who provide services ranging from auditing and inspection, to testing, verification, quality assurance and certification. The sector consists of both in-house and outsourced services.

 

  • Testing: determination of one or more characteristics of an object of conformity assessment, according to a procedure.
  • Inspection: examination of a product design, product, process or installation and determination of its conformity with specific requirements or, on the basis of professional judgement, with general requirements.
  • Certification: third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons.
 
sgs group

Founded in 1878 and headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland; SGS Group provides inspection, verification, testing, and certification services. The company operates through nine business segments, namely Agriculture, Food, and Life; Mineral Services; Oil, Gas and Chemicals Services; Consumer and Retail Services; Certification and Business Enhancement; Industrial Services; Environment, Health and Safety Services; Transportation Services; and Governments and Institutions Services. The company offers automotive services through transportation segment. Its automotive services include automotive testing, inspection, and certification.

With more than 2,600 offices and laboratories, the company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland – CEO Frankie Ng
• Revenue EUR 5.52 billion
• Number of employees 90,000

Bureau Veritas SA (BV)

Founded in 1828 and headquartered at Neuilly-sur-Seine , France; Bureau Veritas provides testing, inspection and certification services. The company operates through six business segments, namely Marine and Offshore; Agri-Food and Commodities; Industry; Buildings and Infrastructure; Certification; and Consumer Products. Its automotive services segment offers automotive testing, inspection, and certification. Automotive testing includes environmental testing, material testing, performance testing, chemical testing, EMC testing, softlines/ fabric testing, wireless/ M2M testing etc.

With more than 1,400 offices and laboratories over almost 140 countries, the company has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in Paris, France – CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel
• Revenue EUR 4.5 billion
• Number of employees 69,00

 

Intertek Group PLC

Founded in 1885 and headquartered at London, United Kingdom; Intertek engaged in innovative and bespoke assurance, testing, inspection, and certification solutions. The company operates through three business segments, namely Products, Trade, and Resources. The company’s product segment offers services to textiles, footwear, toys, hard lines, home appliances, consumer electronics, information and communication technology, automotive, aerospace, lighting, building products, industrial and renewable energy, food and hospitality, healthcare and beauty, and pharmaceutical industries. Its automotive testing segment provides materials testing, performance testing, mechanical testing, analytical testing, thermal testing, physical testing, exposure testing, chemical testing, environmental testing, durability testing, emissions testing, engine and powertrain testing, automotive headlamps and luminaire testing, etc.

With 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the company has its geographical presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in London, United Kingdom – CEO André Lacroix
• Revenue EUR 3 billion (£ 2,567.0 million)
• Number of employees 42,000

DEKRA SE

Founded in 1925 and headquartered at Berlin, Germany; DEKRA SE provides automotive, industrial, and personnel services. It offers vehicle inspection, claims and expertise, product testing, industrial inspection, consulting, audits, training, and temporary work services. The company operates mainly through three business segments, namely Automotive, Industrial, and Personnel. The company also provides industrial inspection; material testing and inspection; product testing and certification; business assurance; and consulting services. In addition, it offers training and education and temporary work services in the public and private sectors. The company’s automotive testing segment offers material and reliability testing, chemical and mechanical safety testing, electrical safety testing, e-mobility testing, and usability and performance testing services.

The company has its geographic presence in more than 50 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany – CEO Stefan Kölbl
• Revenue EUR 2.9 billion
• Number of employees 39,357

Eurofins Scientific

Founded in 1987 and headquartered at Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Eurofins Scientific is an international life science company which provides an analytical testing and services to client across multiple industries. The company offers its services and testing in food, environment, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries. The company also offers unbiased and comprehensive solutions to government and civil institutions or societies, manufacturers, brand owners, and industrial corporations in a wide variety of fields. In addition, the company offers automotive testing services likes EMC testing through industrial segment.

With more than 650 laboratories across 45 countries and 4 wholly owned CAP accredited laboratory facilities in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and China, the company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Headquarters in Paris, France – CEO Gilles Martin
• Revenues EUR 2.53 billion
• Number of employees over 25,000

 

TÜV SÜD Group

Founded in 1866 and headquartered at München, Germany; TUV SUD is mainly involved in providing testing, inspection, and certification services. The company operates through three business segments, namely Industry, Mobility, and Certifications. The company serves its services to various industries, such as aerospace; automotive and transportation; chemical; oil and gas; consumer products and retail; food; health and beauty; healthcare and medical device; infrastructure; manufacturing and industrial machinery; power and energy; rail; and real estate. The company`s automotive sector offers automotive testing, inspection, and certification.

The company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters in Munich, Germany – CEO Axel Stepken
• Revenue of EUR 2.34 billion
• Number of employees 24,000

DNV GL

DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway.[2] The company currently has about 14,500 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries, and provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable energy, oil & gas, electrification, food & beverage and healthcare. It was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between two leading organizations in the field — Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany).

DNV GL is the world’s largest classification society, providing services for 13,175 vessels and mobile offshore units (MOUs) amounting to 265.4 million gt, which represents a global market share of 21%.[3] It is also the largest technical consultancy and supervisory to the global renewable energy (particularly wind, wave, tidal and solar) and oil and gas industry — 65% of the world’s offshore pipelines are designed and installed to DNV GL’s technical standards.

Headquarters in Høvik, Norway – CEO Remi Eriksen
• Revenue EUR 2.3 Billion (NOK 20,834 million)
• Number of employees 13,550

TÜV Rheinland

Founded in 1872 and headquartered at Cologne, Germany; TUV Rheinland engaged in providing testing and assessment, certification and auditing, inspection and supervision, training and qualification, consulting, and project management services. The company operates through six business segments, namely Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Academy and Life Care, ICT and Business Solution, and Systems. The company’s automotive testing services includes lighting technology testing, wheel and tire testing, strength/material testing, battery testing, electrical/electronic components testing, drive and vehicle components testing, interior and exterior equipment components testing, glazing materials testing, exhaust systems testing, testing of seats and belt anchorages testing, testing of fuel tanks testing, and burning behavior of interior materials testing, etc.

With over 500 locations in 69 countries and in 32 business fields, the company has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in Cologne, Germany – CEO Michael Fübi
• Revenue rose to EUR 1.918 billion
• Number of employees 19,671

TÜV Nord Group

Founded in 1869 and headquartered at Hannover, Germany; TUV NORD GROUP is a technical services provider. The company operates through six business segments including Industrial, Mobility, Training, Natural Resources, Aerospace, IT, and Holding Services. Its mobility segment offers automotive testing, inspection, and certification services. In addition, automotive testing services offers performance and reliability testing, environmental testing, safety testing, pre compliance testing, material testing, EMI/EMC compliance testing, customized type testing, mechanical technology testing, etc.

The company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters in Hanover, Germany – CEO Dr. Dirk Stenkamp
• Revenue up to EUR 1,15 billion
• Number of employees 10,113

Founded in 1878 and headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland; SGS Group provides inspection, verification, testing, and certification services. The company operates through nine business segments, namely Agriculture, Food, and Life; Mineral Services; Oil, Gas and Chemicals Services; Consumer and Retail Services; Certification and Business Enhancement; Industrial Services; Environment, Health and Safety Services; Transportation Services; and Governments and Institutions Services. The company offers automotive services through transportation segment. Its automotive services include automotive testing, inspection, and certification.

With more than 2,600 offices and laboratories, the company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland – CEO Frankie Ng
• Revenue EUR 5.52 billion
• Number of employees 90,000

Founded in 1828 and headquartered at Neuilly-sur-Seine , France; Bureau Veritas provides testing, inspection and certification services. The company operates through six business segments, namely Marine and Offshore; Agri-Food and Commodities; Industry; Buildings and Infrastructure; Certification; and Consumer Products. Its automotive services segment offers automotive testing, inspection, and certification. Automotive testing includes environmental testing, material testing, performance testing, chemical testing, EMC testing, softlines/ fabric testing, wireless/ M2M testing etc.

With more than 1,400 offices and laboratories over almost 140 countries, the company has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in Paris, France – CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel
• Revenue EUR 4.5 billion
• Number of employees 69,00

 

Founded in 1885 and headquartered at London, United Kingdom; Intertek engaged in innovative and bespoke assurance, testing, inspection, and certification solutions. The company operates through three business segments, namely Products, Trade, and Resources. The company’s product segment offers services to textiles, footwear, toys, hard lines, home appliances, consumer electronics, information and communication technology, automotive, aerospace, lighting, building products, industrial and renewable energy, food and hospitality, healthcare and beauty, and pharmaceutical industries. Its automotive testing segment provides materials testing, performance testing, mechanical testing, analytical testing, thermal testing, physical testing, exposure testing, chemical testing, environmental testing, durability testing, emissions testing, engine and powertrain testing, automotive headlamps and luminaire testing, etc.

With 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the company has its geographical presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in London, United Kingdom – CEO André Lacroix
• Revenue EUR 3 billion (£ 2,567.0 million)
• Number of employees 42,000

Founded in 1925 and headquartered at Berlin, Germany; DEKRA SE provides automotive, industrial, and personnel services. It offers vehicle inspection, claims and expertise, product testing, industrial inspection, consulting, audits, training, and temporary work services. The company operates mainly through three business segments, namely Automotive, Industrial, and Personnel. The company also provides industrial inspection; material testing and inspection; product testing and certification; business assurance; and consulting services. In addition, it offers training and education and temporary work services in the public and private sectors. The company’s automotive testing segment offers material and reliability testing, chemical and mechanical safety testing, electrical safety testing, e-mobility testing, and usability and performance testing services.

The company has its geographic presence in more than 50 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany – CEO Stefan Kölbl
• Revenue EUR 2.9 billion
• Number of employees 39,357

Founded in 1987 and headquartered at Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Eurofins Scientific is an international life science company which provides an analytical testing and services to client across multiple industries. The company offers its services and testing in food, environment, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries. The company also offers unbiased and comprehensive solutions to government and civil institutions or societies, manufacturers, brand owners, and industrial corporations in a wide variety of fields. In addition, the company offers automotive testing services likes EMC testing through industrial segment.

With more than 650 laboratories across 45 countries and 4 wholly owned CAP accredited laboratory facilities in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and China, the company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Headquarters in Paris, France – CEO Gilles Martin
• Revenues EUR 2.53 billion
• Number of employees over 25,000

 

Founded in 1866 and headquartered at München, Germany; TUV SUD is mainly involved in providing testing, inspection, and certification services. The company operates through three business segments, namely Industry, Mobility, and Certifications. The company serves its services to various industries, such as aerospace; automotive and transportation; chemical; oil and gas; consumer products and retail; food; health and beauty; healthcare and medical device; infrastructure; manufacturing and industrial machinery; power and energy; rail; and real estate. The company`s automotive sector offers automotive testing, inspection, and certification.

The company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters in Munich, Germany – CEO Axel Stepken
• Revenue of EUR 2.34 billion
• Number of employees 24,000

DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway.[2] The company currently has about 14,500 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries, and provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable energy, oil & gas, electrification, food & beverage and healthcare. It was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between two leading organizations in the field — Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany).

DNV GL is the world’s largest classification society, providing services for 13,175 vessels and mobile offshore units (MOUs) amounting to 265.4 million gt, which represents a global market share of 21%.[3] It is also the largest technical consultancy and supervisory to the global renewable energy (particularly wind, wave, tidal and solar) and oil and gas industry — 65% of the world’s offshore pipelines are designed and installed to DNV GL’s technical standards.

Headquarters in Høvik, Norway – CEO Remi Eriksen
• Revenue EUR 2.3 Billion (NOK 20,834 million)
• Number of employees 13,550

Founded in 1872 and headquartered at Cologne, Germany; TUV Rheinland engaged in providing testing and assessment, certification and auditing, inspection and supervision, training and qualification, consulting, and project management services. The company operates through six business segments, namely Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Academy and Life Care, ICT and Business Solution, and Systems. The company’s automotive testing services includes lighting technology testing, wheel and tire testing, strength/material testing, battery testing, electrical/electronic components testing, drive and vehicle components testing, interior and exterior equipment components testing, glazing materials testing, exhaust systems testing, testing of seats and belt anchorages testing, testing of fuel tanks testing, and burning behavior of interior materials testing, etc.

With over 500 locations in 69 countries and in 32 business fields, the company has a geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East Africa.

Headquarters in Cologne, Germany – CEO Michael Fübi
• Revenue rose to EUR 1.918 billion
• Number of employees 19,671

Founded in 1869 and headquartered at Hannover, Germany; TUV NORD GROUP is a technical services provider. The company operates through six business segments including Industrial, Mobility, Training, Natural Resources, Aerospace, IT, and Holding Services. Its mobility segment offers automotive testing, inspection, and certification services. In addition, automotive testing services offers performance and reliability testing, environmental testing, safety testing, pre compliance testing, material testing, EMI/EMC compliance testing, customized type testing, mechanical technology testing, etc.

The company has its geographic presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Headquarters in Hanover, Germany – CEO Dr. Dirk Stenkamp
• Revenue up to EUR 1,15 billion
• Number of employees 10,113

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