Peabody, Massachusetts.TÜV SÜD America is pleased to announce its official 25-year anniversary of business operations in the United States. Founded as a business-to-business engineering services firm providing international safety testing and certification services, TÜV SÜD America was officially organized under the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as TÜV Bayern Inc., Manchester, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1987.
A subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, an internationally recognized technical services organization, today the Americas region company's name is officially recognized as TÜV SÜD America Inc. to align with all the TÜV SÜD companies worldwide. Its primary service divisions are Industry Service, Management Service, Product Service, and its subsidiaries, PetroChem Inspection Services, Inc. and Global Risk Consultants Corporation.
"TÜV SÜD America is an important cornerstone of our company's internationalization strategy," says Dr. Axel Stepken, Chairman of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG. "The U.S. market plays a crucial role in the global economy. Through our services, we support our clients in the Americas in distinguishing themselves and to win top positions in the global marketplace."
In 25 years of operations in the United States, TÜV SÜD has grown from a handful of individuals to a staff more than 1,000 experts in over a dozen locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, including the acquisitions of EST Testing Solutions and PetroChem Inspection Services in 2006, followed by Global Risk Consultants unbundled risk management and engineering consulting expertise in 2010.
"Through a quarter-century of tremendous organic growth, investments, and acquisitions, TÜV SÜD has significantly increased our footprint in the Americas marketplace for our customers," said Ian Nicol, President and CEO, TÜV SÜD America Inc.
"These acquisitions in combination with investments in new initiatives 'outside' of the quality and safety focus supporting renewable energy, battery testing, and lighting fosters our growing network of testing laboratories and services. TÜV SÜD enables clients to conveniently test their products and demonstrate their commitment to quality in building safe and reliable products. We are excited to continue our strategy of providing 'added value' to our customers and to expand our service portfolio with new strategic locations in the years to come," Mr. Nicol concluded.
In recognition of TÜV SÜD's 25 years in the Americas, TÜV SÜD America's CEO and President Ian Nicol has recorded a Celebration message on the TÜV SÜD website. Click here to view.
For more information about TÜV SÜD America's overall services, visit www.tuvamerica.com.
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About TÜV SÜD
TÜV SÜD is a leading international service organization catering to the strategic business segments INDUSTRY, MOBILITY, and PEOPLE. More than 17,000 employees are represented at more than 600 locations throughout the world. Optimizing technology, systems and know-how, the interdisciplinary specialist teams act as process partners to strengthen their customers' competitiveness. For more information, visit www.tuev-sued.com.
About TÜV SÜD America Inc.
TÜV SÜD America, a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, Munich, Germany, is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization that provides electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), environmental testing and product safety services, CE Marking assistance, NRTL and SCC certification, and performs European Union Notified Body services for a variety of EU directives. Additionally, TÜV SÜD offers a full suite of globally recognized Management System certification services including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. For more information, please visit www.TUVamerica.com.
About PetroChem Inspection Services, Inc.
PetroChem Inspection Services., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD America, has been synonymous with quality inspection services for over 30 years, offering Non-Destructive Examination and Testing services (NDE/NDT) to refining, petrochemical, and other process-related industries. As a provider of visual inspection, both on-stream and turnaround, PetroChem is one of the largest employers of API Inspectors in the United States. In addition, PetroChem provides a full range of tank inspection services, mechanical integrity programs, turnaround management, and comprehensive non-destructive testing such as ultrasonic, magnetic particle, radiographic, and eddy current. PetroChem is headquartered in Pasadena, Texas and has over 400 employees.
About Global Risk Consultants Corp.
Global Risk Consultants Corp. (GRC), www.globalriskconsultants.com, is the worldwide leader in unbundled property loss control, providing the risk management community with accurately qualified site-specific risk identification, and loss expectancies resulting from property-related perils.