In 150 years, RWTÜV has grown into a group of companies with global operations. Get to know us: 

The milestones of our changeable development since the start as a steam boiler monitoring association in 1872, the companies that today stand for safety and research with their engineers and experts in the fields of "Telecommunications", "Energy & Environment" and "Insurance", and the people who fill our motto "Creating value also in the future" with life every day.

We had planned 150 posts for 150 years of RWTÜV, and now there are even a few more.

We wish you and your families a merry Christmas and we, Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner, would like to sincerely thank all the employees of our companies, our colleagues and service providers who have contributed with their commitment to making the anniversary year such a success. 

Your RWTÜV team

On Friday, the RWTÜV Christmas party took place in Landsberg Castle. We look back on a very varied year:

We have used the year of the 150th RWTÜV anniversary with full commitment to remind ourselves of our common values and to bring the Group family closer together in difficult times, so that we can then move forward well equipped into the next decades.

The management would like to thank all employees for their commitment!

The next awards in our internal RWTÜV innovation competition took place last week.

At CTC advanced GmbH in Saarbrücken, the second prize was awarded to Stefan Meyer and Wilfried Latz.
As experts in the field of testing and certification, the two long-time employees had developed a proposal for "closing the gap of resistance requirements for fuel cell stacks in mobile power applications". The idea was submitted by software developer Lukas Becker. During their visit, RWTÜV Managing Directors Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner presented the prizes together with Andreas Ehre, Managing Director of CTC advanced.

In addition, Dirk Wloch from the administration department at cesitec GmbH in Gelsenkirchen was honoured as the most active user of the competition. He shone especially in supporting ideas, networking with colleagues and commenting on the competition platform.

Congratulations and many thanks for the great idea!

Stay innovative! ? ?

Communicating common values, getting to know each other, widening the basis for constructive dialogue. These were the goals of our anniversary activities at the start of a special year for RWTÜV. The fact that everyone in the RWTÜV Group benefits when we pull together and move in the same direction is something we wanted to impress on our approximately 2,000 employees at home and abroad.

On 14 December, the board meeting of RWTÜV e.V. took place to mark the end of our anniversary year. This was of course held in hybrid form in accordance with the new statutes. The long-standing chairman Prof. Hansgeorg Balthaus was bidden farewell.

At the same time, Dr Peter Sauermann, the previous deputy, was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, just as Dr Hans Christian Atzpodien was appointed by the members of the Board of Directors as a new member of the Presidium.

The Administrative Board also appointed new members to the Board of Trustees of the RWTÜV Foundation. Prof. Albert, the rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen, was added to the board, as was Prof. Kohls from the University of Nijmwegen.

Dr Ulrich Kanders was re-elected. We are looking forward to working with all committee members! 

The Board of Directors acknowledged the good development of the group of companies in challenging times and thanks all employees and the management.

We wish all departing committee representatives and especially Prof. Balthaus all the best for the future and thank them for their many years of commitment.

Our Managing Directors Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner are back from the TÜV Nord AG Supervisory Board meeting in Hanover yesterday and congratulate TÜV NORD on the new brand strategy of the TÜV NORD GROUP.

The 4 core brands TÜVNORD, DMT, ALTER and TÜVIT will be united under one roof, visible on the blue seat cube, which now occupies a special place in our new meeting room in Essen.

Thomas Biedermann: "After the successful relaunch of the RWTÜV brand last year, we are delighted with the fresh and consistent brand presence of our largest holding."

... is one of the ideas behind the innovation award "Innovation inside" of the RWTÜV Campus for our employees.

The group-wide platform also offers training, talent scouting and exchange via various groups and panels. The winner of the first Innovation Inside Award is Rolf Borchert, Senior Sales Manager at CETECOM in Essen. As a sales employee of CETECOM for many years, he knows the whole industry and with his idea to participate in the project of the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport called CampusFreeCity, he left the other idea providers behind. He was honoured last week in a festive round by our management, Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner, and received a trophy as well as cash and non-cash prizes. Congratulations Rolf! ??

Many thanks to all participants and the great ideas.

Climate neutrality, climate protection, energy transition, the new NRW.Energy4Climate state company presents itself...

The event was opened by the Vice President of the NRW State Parliament, Ms Berivan Aymaz. She emphasised the mission of the state company, which is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In front of parliamentarians and representatives from business and associations, the chairman of the management board, Ulf Reichardt, reported on the challenges of the start-up in its first year and the current projects in NRW.

Our Managing Director Thomas Biedermann was also there on behalf of RWTÜV and sees good points of contact with our services in the field of energy and the environment.

We had already reported that we support the eurobits women academy | ewa in Bochum. The initiative promotes women who are seeking school support, basic and advanced training, retraining and excellence training in the field of IT security, because they are massively underrepresented here.

Last but not least, this is also intended to combat the shortage of skilled workers in this area, which is so important for our economy.

On 30 November, RWTÜV Foundation board members Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner met with Christine Skropke (Chairwoman of the Board of eurobits e.V.), Jana Bodenstedt (Head of the eurobits e.V. office and project manager), Birgitte Baardseth (Managing Director of isits AG International School of IT Security) and Rainer Baumgart (Member of the Board of eurobits e.V.) to seal a three-year sponsorship of ewa projects with 200,000 euros from the RWTÜV Foundation.

Excellent ideas, a zest for action and positive energy are very promising here! ?

This topic is really close to our hearts: for RWTÜV Managing Director Thomas Biedermann, promoting young talent, talent scouting and investing in managers is an essential task for those responsible for human resources in the Group and also for himself.

First, last Friday evening, he went to the farewell ceremony for the current graduates of the Schmalenbach Institute - as a member of the International Board of Advisors IBOA and alumnus, he was there again.

Today Philipp Mackensen, a doctoral student at the Ruhr University Bochum, introduced himself at the RWTÜV House in Essen.

The RWTÜV Foundation is funding a project at the RUB on the topic of "Secured IoT systems in the era of 5G" under the direction of Dr. Veelasha Moonsamy, Systems Security Chair - HGI. 

We wish good #success and are looking forward to the results.

Last week, all department heads of the newly created cetecom advanced GmbH met for the first time at the Kameha Hotel in Bonn.

The RWTÜV subsidiaries CETECOM GmbH and CTC advanced GmbH will merge under this name on 1 January 2023. In addition to technical issues, the focus was on the joint orientation, optimised customer orientation and the planned communication strategies.

RWTÜV boss Thomas Biedermann is convinced of the success: "The team spirit fits, we have already covered a considerable distance on the way to the merger. cetecom advanced is ready for new tasks!"

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Today, all companies in the RWTÜV Group are known for secure and future-oriented digitalisation solutions, whether Van Ameyde for digital insurance concepts, G + N for large-scale real estate projects, or IB N and MN Ingenieure for state-of-the-art building services engineering. In the field of IT security, the merger currently taking place between our telecommunication and information technology subsidiaries CETECOM and CTC advanced is worth noting, as is the recent acquisition of APRO GmbH. RWTÜV subsidiaries ENOPLAN and CONSULECTRA are experts in digitalisation in the energy planning and supply sector; the latter are currently significantly expanding their IT security offerings especially for critical infrastructures (KRITIS).

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Observe, measure, compare, calculate, evaluate. While it wasn’t called that back then, the essence of what the engineers and technicians at TÜV were doing was ... data processing! It goes without saying that they were co-developers and users of technologies for data processing – and later digitalisation – from the very beginning. And TÜV being TÜV, of course data security was automatically the top priority. This mindset still applies today.

Prevented for a long time by Corona restrictions, we were finally able to visit the CETECOM site in Milpitas, California.

One of our main concerns: communicating the RWTÜV strategy and positive effects of the merger of CETECOM and CTC advanced GmbH in the form of a town hall meeting. Of course, we also exchanged information about the latest technical developments in Silicon Valley, for example in e-mobility and wireless technologies.

We are now bringing back to Germany a portion of energetic team spirit and a lot of motivation from this valuable exchange. We are happy to be infected by such good growth prospects.

Thanks to the team and let's do it!

Woodgate and Clark Limited, part of the Van Ameyde Group, is the largest regional insurance claims processor in the UK. With the management Phil Scarrett and Graeme Fitzpatrick we discussed the business strategy intensively, but also the IT and HR strategy. Lyndsey Moore, our HR manager, is having a lot of success with new approaches and we are growing with new colleagues.

Due to fog, the CEO of Van Ameyde Group could not join us from the Netherlands, but was there via teams, technology makes it possible!

W&C's new office has already been adapted to #newwork requirements, as they moved during the pandemic. There are places for concentrated individual work, meeting rooms and group workplaces as well as a great cafeteria.

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Today, RWTÜV is represented by subsidiaries on almost all continents. CONSULECTRA has been a member of the Group since 2005, and is very much in the tradition of planning international power infrastructure construction – from feasibility studies and grid simulation to construction supervision for new buildings or refurbishments. Utilities in the energy industry in particular, as well as state institutions, often call on the expertise of the consulting and planning company.

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Various factors prompted RWTÜV’s reorientation towards foreign markets, in different areas of operations. With new service offerings and increasing competition at home, at first German industry needed support as it planned to expand internationally in the course of globalisation in the 1970s and ’80s. Certification of products for export to other European countries played a major role here. Later on, services for the respective local markets were added, although in some cases it was years before the necessary accreditations were granted to foreign testing organisations like TÜV.

Founded in 1946, in the immediate post-war period to rebuild the world, the ISO - International Organization for Standardization, together with its sisters IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union), develops international standards in all areas.

As a member of countless standardisation bodies, the World Day of ISO Standards is naturally also a special date for the RWTÜV Group.

Standardised products mean greater safety for consumers - and thus greater satisfaction. For you too!

Fully packed, the "RWTÜV mobile" travelled to Rijswijk in the Netherlands last Thursday. 

At the summer party of the Van Ameyde Group International, Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner not only wanted to present the "RWTÜV Mission 2025" in the strategy meeting for managers.

The RWTÜV anniversary shirts in sustainably produced cotton sports bags for the more than 1,000 employees worldwide were also to be handed over for further distribution. The event started with motivating presentations in the early afternoon, followed by bright sunshine in the harbour of The Hague. 

The Dutch colleagues had not chosen the maritime ambience by chance: Van Ameyde Krogius, which emerged from one of the oldest Finnish companies for maritime transport, is also celebrating its 150th birthday this year.

The mild summer evening ended with a rich barbecue and good conversations. This is what a stable basis for successful cooperation feels like!

The summer party of the youngest member of the Group, MN Mörbitz Nordhorn Ingenieure GmbH, also took place in September.

We welcomed our colleagues to the group family with our anniversary shirts with individualised backs.

We hope for good cooperation, many starting points for synergies and a successful joint future! ??

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Van Ameyde, the RWTÜV Group’s provider of complete solutions for claims management, was founded in 1945 by Henry van Ameyde. Initially, influenced by the events of the Second World War, its focus was on handling military and maritime claims.

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The history of the German TÜV associations has always been closely linked to the automotive and transport industries and all related services. In the 1970s, with growing competition in the increasingly liberalised vehicle inspection market in the nascent EU, TÜV’s successor RWTÜV sought a way to strengthen and expand its own position. Van Ameyde – the cross-border claims adjuster well known in Europe for the “green card” insurance certificate – was a brilliant fit in the portfolio.

RWTÜV has had a new working student for about 7 weeks now - time to introduce her! 
23-year-old Olivia Grytzek is studying International Management at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Bocholt. The university cultivates a pronounced closeness to practice - this fell on fertile ground with Olivia. "The different business units of the RWTÜV Group and the international orientation of the group immediately aroused my curiosity. I want to get to know all the divisions, I see the perfect combination for me here of exciting and varied activities that I can grow with." We at RWTÜV are very pleased with Olivia's open manner, her commitment and the great support she has provided from day one. Here's to good cooperation for a long time!

On 10 June, our new innovation and networking platform RWTÜV Campus was launched. Since then, it has taken off in a big way! Creative ideas from our employees on the topic of sustainability are right at the forefront, but the need for internal exchange and the active search for synergy potential is also enormous!

Thank you already for your interest and intensive participation - that's what we had hoped for. The Campus is THE platform for our employees, here you can help shape the Group and your companies with your creativity and actively manage innovation. For example, to be able to see the opportunities in the current crises and to go into the future together strengthened.

RWTÜV - Creating value in the future too!

New audio test stations for eCall and ERA-GLONASS measurements, a 5m semi-anechoic test chamber for radio and EMC measurements, capacities for large and heavy test items weighing up to 4 tonnes - RWTÜV subsidiary CETECOM has been offering all this and much more in a new test hall in Essen for a week now.

The Düsseldorf and Essen locations were merged, and at the same time the testing capacities in Essen were increased in order to expand the entire service portfolio.

And also this week we start with varied impressions of the next summer party. Last Friday, Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner went to Everswinkel in the Münsterland for the summer party of Ingenieurbüro Nordhorn GmbH & Co. KG .

The TGA engineers welcomed in rustic surroundings with a sporty programme. Skilfully aiming at targets (made of wood, of course!) and then landing perfect hits ....

If that wasn't an inspiring exercise!

On August 19, RWTÜV subsidiary CETECOM celebrated its summer party. Thomas Biedermann and Fabian Fechner mingled with the people, presented developments and future plans of the group and were available for questions. A few impressions of the varied celebration for employees and families can be found again in a small picture gallery.

Machine and product safety in plant engineering not only includes (minimum) safety standards for technical products on the European domestic market, but also conformity assessment procedures, risk analyses, verification, validation and verification documentation. It is good to be advised by experienced experts in this complex field! Optimal support is provided by one of our newest members of the RWTÜV Group: The Gelsenkirchen-based company cesitec GmbH advises and supports you with qualified engineering services for your CE marking and optimization and ensures machine safety and occupational safety in your company.

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G + N Consult is a construction management company established in Düsseldorf and Offenbach. It entered the market in 1993 with a new concept for the construction and real estate sector: rather than relying on fixed ideas – and in keeping with the TÜV approach – the company specialised from the outset in analysis, project control and project management for forward-looking new buildings or sustainable revitalisations.

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G + N Consult specialises in construction projects that cut through time-honoured ways of thinking and planning to create new perspectives. With its approach of seeking new ways to achieve better results, the construction management company stands in the 150-year tradition of RWTÜV almost as if it had always been part of the Group – and not just since 2019. Over 100 years ago, the constant search for a better solution likewise started with a careful analysis of the status quo – not only for the design of steam boilers but also for the structures surrounding them.

In our anniversary year, we regularly take you along to our subsidiaries. Today, we would like to focus on a company in which we have been involved since the merger in 2004:

TÜV NORD GROUP offers testing, inspection, certification, consulting, engineering, and training services with over 14,000 employees. It is active in 100 countries worldwide.

Thanks to the German national team for the great tournament, super fought and congratulations to the English national team.

As a group of renowned technology service providers with the business units Insurance Services, Telecommunications and Energy & Environment, we employ 2,000 people in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. We offer countless exciting, challenging and varied jobs.
If you want to find out whether there's something for you, too, we've compiled an overview of job opportunities throughout the Group at https://lnkd.in/eJBNvnAn
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Ingenieurbüro Nordhorn – an engineering firm for technical building equipment that is part of the “Energy & Environment” business unit in the RWTÜV Group – does much more than implement finished designs. As part of the RWTÜV Group since 2014, the IB N architects assist project developers along the journey from the initial drawing to an optimal digitally and technically equipped smart home or smart office.

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From the first idea for a product or service, the companies of the RWTÜV Group have a special eye and passion for its quality, safety and performance. While not actively involved in production, a special aptitude as a partner providing valuable input in the development or design phase has been in RWTÜV’s genes for 150 years. Today, this applies just as much to electronic communication or entertainment devices as to smart meter units or (digital) insurance offerings.

Bluetooth®, satellite radio, directional radio, LPWAN, SIGFOX, LoRa, microwave radio, SRD, Wi-Fi®, ZigBee ... These terms are also music to your ears? Then you are literally on the same wavelength with CTC advanced GmbH.

The company MN Mörbitz Nordhorn Ingenieure GmbH in Leipzig plans innovative and comprehensive building technology (heating - air conditioning - ventilation - sanitary - electrical) with clients, architects, project managers and construction companies and also implements these plans. Since 29.06.2022, this has been happening under the umbrella of the RWTÜV Group, which took over Mörbitz Nordhorn Ingenieure as part of an early succession arrangement.

In the 150th anniversary year of the RWTÜV, we also like to look at other anniversaries: on 6 July 1908, the US engineer and polar explorer Robert Peary set off on his North Pole expedition.Let's let that be a model for us - let's just dare to do something new every now and then. An expedition into unknown realms. Professionally or privately.

Where do you set off for?

The colleagues of the RWTÜV subsidiary CETECOM in Silicon Valley celebrate as they fall! For the arrival of the RWTÜV anniversary suitcase, they organised a "German Party" and unpacked our presents together. Apart from very nice photos of the event, there were now souvenirs from the USA for our gift table: Among them was a large map of Silicon Valley with the locations of all the famous CETECOM neighbours, a collection of cool caps, a woodcut of Sacramento, the capital of California, and much more. Especially the model of the Golden Gate Bridge looks good in our anniversary corner. Many thanks to Praveena Anandkumar and her team! ?

And the suitcase is quickly filled again and prepared for its next trip. Destination of the trip? Not yet revealed ?

On 30 June 1992, the D2 network was launched, followed one day later by D1. With the underlying technology, the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), a rapid development of modern mobile cellular began in Germany. The highly regulated market at that time offered opportunities for RWTÜV: carrying out technologically demanding tests to ensure a defined quality of the individual components and thus of the entire system was virtually a projection of pressure testing from the steam boiler era into the IT age! This range of services became the cradle of CETECOM

With an atmospheric celebration, RWTÜV marked the climax of its anniversary festivities spread throughout the year on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Around 60 invited guests, including Essen's Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen as well as the Board of Directors, Supervisory Board, other representatives of the Group's bodies and the managing directors of the subsidiaries, were able to follow the varied history of the long-established company, which started out as the "Dampfkesselüberwachungsverein" (Steam Boiler Monitoring Association) in 1872, in film, spoken and visual presentations. They also experienced a highly motivated outlook into the future of RWTÜV. "Today, we are no longer a classic TÜV, but we embody its classic values and technical expertise - and we are expanding on them. With this in mind, you will be hearing a lot more from us!" announced RWTÜV Managing Director Thomas Biedermann confidently. In his congratulatory remarks, Mayor Kufen praised the successful linking of local ties and internationalization as well as the preservation of medium-sized values as a breeding ground for future vision and leadership.

The evening at the Group's headquarters in Essen was followed by a vernissage with live music by young musicians from the Folkwang University of the Arts. The guests present were impressed by the works on display by Mehmet Karacas, Juri Kim and Hang Dong, all three recent graduates of the Essen University of the Arts (HBK).

Photo: Patrick Laut

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The search for an appropriate legal form, for the best possible positioning, and also for a suitable name were the defining questions for RWTÜV at the turn of the millennium. The development of the Group was – and is – far from complete.

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150 years after the foundation of a small self-help project in Siegen called “Dampfkesselüberwachungsverein Lenne, Sieg und Dill e.V.”, the RWTÜV Group is now a globally operating business, represented on almost all continents, with around 2,000 employees. 

Yesterday we celebrated another highlight of the anniversary year with an atmospheric celebration.

The review of 150 years of tradition combined with a highly motivated outlook into the future of RWTÜV merged into an upbeat evening with an art exhibition and live music.

The administrative board, supervisory board and the managing directors of our subsidiaries were impressed by the works of the selected artists Mehmet Karaca, Juri Kim and Hang Dong, all three students of the Essen University of Fine Arts. 

Only three weeks after the first highlight of the anniversary year, the second highlight is already coming up: our official anniversary celebration with the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board, the managing directors of our subsidiaries and our committee members. We are particularly looking forward to our guest of honour Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of the City of Essen.

For more than 45 years, CONSULECTRA GmbH has stood for optimised, customised and sustainable solutions and security of action, offering companies in the energy industry as critical infrastructure (KRITIS) services in network planning, IT system and organisational consulting as well as IT security. 

Anyone who works so conscientiously deserves a celebration in the anniversary year of the parent company! ?

ENOPLAN GmbH, a subsidiary of RWTÜV, offers solutions for industrial and commercial customers: Due to the current political situation, concrete and reliable offers from energy suppliers are currently a rare commodity. Those who want to remain able to act can get help from ENOPLAN and be offered a suitable purchasing model (from 500,000 kWh).

As a member of the Charta der Vielfalt e.V. (Diversity Charter), we would like to congratulate you on this day of action, which for 10 years has been bringing the idea of
the idea of diversity into the world of work!

House of Plasma from Bochum! ?

The experts at House of Plasma are the developers of a multipole resonance probe that enables industry-compatible plasma diagnostics and successful use in industrial production processes.

House of Plasma offers top-class #measurement technology that significantly improves the quality of manufacturing processes in plasma surface treatments.

Areas of application are, for example, the surface of solar cells, eyeglass lenses, lenses, PET bottles and electronic devices that are treated with plasma. Being able to measure in the #plasma now is a special challenge that the Bochum researchers have elegantly solved.

With the real-time measurement of process-critical plasma parameters during surface treatment, process fluctuations or poor results are detected at an early stage and avoided.

We find: The solution to this problem and the measurement of the production parameters is true Industry 4.0 from NRW and is worthy of our highest award!

These three convinced us with their outstanding ideas, which we will present to you in detail next week, and won the RWTÜV Anniversary Startup Award!

Our 50 or so invited guests were also impressed by the creativity and know-how of our award winners, who presented their business ideas to us in short videos and talks.

After the award ceremony and greetings from our guests from politics and business, there was lively networking in the inspiring surroundings of the Buschhütten campus.

Who knows what exciting new projects might emerge?

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Around 150 years ago, the self-help associations for steam boiler monitoring came into being, not only the predecessor of the RWTÜV for the industrial district of Lenne, Sieg and Dill e.V., but also in Great Britain, the whole of Germany, the neighbouring countries.

And what has grown out of that? An internationally active group with subsidiaries and branches on all continents. Over the decades, countless steam boiler explosions, car accidents, burst pipes and other accidents have been prevented, and even more inventions accompanied and exciting innovations made possible.

Therefore, today on Friday 13 May, we think: Do something good, found an association! We wish you every success!

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With their expertise and history of successful research activities, the development and testing laboratories of the subsidiaries of today’s RWTÜV Group are in demand worldwide. In parallel, the Group’s own foundation supports research projects and initiatives.

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To this day, it remains the case that inspections alone cannot sufficiently minimise possible risks. As early as 1921, when a predecessor of RWTÜV still operated under the name of the Mines Association (Zechen-Verein) in Essen, a department for laboratory work was established in addition to the steam boiler department, electrical engineering department, and department for heat and power management.

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We have packed the anniversary suitcase again and sent it on its next journey!

This time it's "across the pond" to the offices of RWTÜV subsidiary CETECOM in the USA. On an area of approx. 45,000 sqm, the colleagues sit here in the best neighbourhood to the companies in SiliconValley.

CETECOM USA mainly offers OTA, Wi-Fi and audio tests to suppliers of IT and telecommunications equipment in order to ideally prepare manufacturers for market approval.


At the Campus Buschhütten in Kreuztal, we will award prizes to the innovative business ideas of three start-up companies from NRW on 19 May 2022.

On the occasion of our 150th company anniversary, in cooperation with Startup Campus Siegen, we had announced a prize of 150,000 euros for young entrepreneurs under the patronage of the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, and received applications from over 60 young companies from North Rhine-Westphalia.

The winning start-up will receive 70,000 euros from RWTÜV GmbH; second place will receive 50,000 euros and third place 30,000 euros.

Better Bau GmbH from Essen, House of Plasma GmbH from Bochum and Terranigma Solutions GmbH based in Aachen made it onto the shortlist in alphabetical order. 

But which company will end up in which position?

As part of the eurobits security summit 2022, the eurobits women academy (ewa) workshop will take place this Friday at the GDATA Campus in Bochum.

RWTÜV is a supporter of the ewa and its declared goal of getting more women interested in IT security. That's why our Managing Director Thomas Biedermann is today's panel guest at the summit and will describe the company's activities in terms of diversity, perspectives and offers for female employees.

All information is available here: eurobits women academy | ewa

Last Thursday, our managing director Thomas Biedermann visited the apro.gmbh | Computer & Dienstleistung team in Erfurt, which has been part of the group since the beginning of April. In addition to managing director and shareholder Tobias Apel, office dog Bobby was also present at the get-to-know-you appointment! The kick-off meeting took place in the newly occupied office, which is clearly designed for growth. APRO GmbH, experts in IT security, information security, confidentiality and data protection projects who are recognised throughout Germany and Europe, is to strengthen RWTÜV's services in the field of digitalisation and data security. Together with the Siegen-based company ensun, a technology scouting and solution provider for digitalisation issues in which RWTÜV holds a stake, and Consulectra GmbH, APRO GmbH helps the customers of the RWTÜV Group with the currently relevant IT security topics. How secure is your IT set-up?

ALD Automotive is one of the leading providers of cross-manufacturer vehicle leasing and fleet management, with over 5,000 customers and over 1.62M vehicles at 43 locations around the world. The Paris-based company, has selected RWTÜV subsidiary Van Ameyde Group in the Netherlands to manage its self-insured property damage and personal injury risks under Motor Third Party Liability (MTPL) as well as recoveries arising from damage inflicted to its fleet.

ENOPLAN GmbH in Bruchsal has been busy building since last year. The new building is not only intended to bring about a spatial change.

It also represents a step into a new, modern working world and the start of the upcoming process changes at ENOPLAN in the context of the energy transition.

Accompanied by experts for innovative work concepts, the employees have created a space plan for a team- and function-specific working environment that enables modern processes and promotes inspired work.

In addition, it should inspire employees for the company and offer flexibility. The basis was the results of a previous analysis that included all organisational, spatial, cultural and technological requirements.

Viel Bewegung in unruhigen Zeiten

RWTÜV subsidiary Ingenieurbüro Nordhorn GmbH & Co. KG plans intelligent and efficient technical building equipment (TGA) at the pulse of time - and is in corresponding demand.

In 2021, the growing Münster team moved to a larger space in "Speicher 3" at the port of Münster and opened further branches in Hamburg and Berlin in addition to the branch office in Munich.

The Berlin team, based in the Prenzlauer Berg district in the "Maschinenraum," is currently overseeing a particularly exciting project: in the realization competition for the renovation of rehearsal and work rooms, foyers, restaurants and terraces at the Komische Oper Berlin, IB Nordhorn was commissioned by the architectural firm kadawittfeld to develop a building services concept.

The design, much praised for the harmony between tradition and innovation, won the tender and IB Nordhorn has now been commissioned with planning and implementation.

The fascination of James Bond films or many a Netflix series lies in the fact that there is a lot of crashing and banging going on.

But who actually pays when something breaks "off schedule" on the set in London, Rome or Paris?

In this case, the adjusters at British company Spotlite Claims Ltd. have been the contact of choice for 10 years. Spotlite specializes in the settlement of #insurance claims in the entertainment sector.

In the event of claims arising in the course of film, TV and advertising productions, the Spotlite experts, with an international network of specialists, engage in active claims management, examine claims in an economically efficient manner, and then quickly gather all technical and financial information.

Spotlite is a reliable "all-in-one" provider for all entertainment claims management needs.

And since April 2022, a member of the RWTÜV family, as Van Ameyde Group, International Insurance Service Provider, has acquired the company. 
Roll cameras for a new chapter of success!:)

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As an excursion destination for the last day of the holidays, we recommend the Media Harbour in Düsseldorf today!

Here you will find the construction management project Campus MIZAL of the RWTÜV subsidiary G+N Consult Baumanagement GmbH. From the design of the architects Eller & Eller, the "working world of the future" was created on a 15,000 m² plot under the project management of G+N: an innovative and sustainable office landscape with a complex utilisation concept, which is now ready for occupancy in the 2nd quarter of 2022.

The different areas and levels of the campus site, a total of around 52,000 m² of usable space, are partly open to the public, partly reserved for enclosed smart offices. Inner courtyards, sheltered pavilions and a spacious promenade lined with plants form a green protective cloak against the highly frequented traffic routes of the surrounding area.

On roofs and terraces, almost completely greened utility and activity areas are created. Here, our RWTÜV subsidiary G+N Consult optimally combines requirements, prerequisites and needs and is responsible for environmentally friendly construction at the highest level, in keeping with the tradition of the parent company - yesterday chimneys, today skyline-defining landmark buildings!

RWTÜV wishes happy Easter holidays! 

As a little Easter egg, we have prepared the next Newsletter for you. It's about a very hot topic, namely energy.

No, we don't have the solution to the current shortages or an answer to the skyrocketing prices. But historically grown expertise, deep knowledge of the market and future-oriented consulting are offered by RWTÜV subsidiaries ENOPLAN GmbH and CONSULECTRA Unternehmensberatung GmbH, which we present in this issue.

Drive digitalization, strengthen data security - this motto already applies to all three business units of the RWTÜV Group. The management has now set the course for further expansion of activities in the area of IT security:

Since April 4, 2022, apro.gmbh | Computer & Dienstleistung from Erfurt has been part of the Group family.

The eleven-strong consulting team is booked throughout Germany and Europe for IT security, information security, emergency management, confidentiality and data protection projects.

Customers are companies and especially public administrations that need support in implementing laws (BSIG, BDSG) or standards (BSI-Standard 200-x, ISO27001).

Here comes together what belongs together!

Welcome, APRO!

In 2020, RWTÜV subsidiary CETECOM established a platform to collect and make available information and know-how on the subject of testing and approval of products with wireless technology. A little more than two years, 23 webinar recordings, seven whitepapers and more than 120 news articles later, what started as a "test balloon" can be called a complete success!

CETECOM has succeeded in creating a central contact point for questions and knowledge transfer around this complex subject area. More than 10,000 registrations, visits and downloads speak for themselves. 

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The course is set for change in the 21st century, and expert advice is more important than ever in a sector becoming increasingly complex.

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All aspects of the energy business were already of interest to the founding associations of RWTÜV. And today – many decades and various energy sources later – industrial and commercial enterprises as well as businesses in the service sector are important customers for the RWTÜV subsidiaries.

Is your previously owner-managed company lacking a regulated succession?

Are you looking for a long-term oriented, financially strong partner who enables investments and thus new growth scales?

And you want to continue to support your company in transition in the medium or long term with a high degree of entrepreneurial freedom? 
Then contact us, RWTÜV is the right partner for you. We are a medium-sized group, independent of the capital market, with the structures and values of a family business and 150 years of company history.
We offer you a solid, trustworthy and reliable company succession or financial potential for investments with entrepreneurial courage but a sense of proportion.

We preserve the #values you have created and take responsibility for your workforce. 
With RWTÜV Group, the future of your life's work is in safe hands.

Congratulations to RWTÜV subsidiary CTC advanced GmbH, as it has once again been awarded the "Family-friendly company" seal of approval by the Saarland state government and the Saarland Chamber of Industry and Commerce!

For CTC advanced, as for all members of the RWTÜV Group, promoting the compatibility of family and work, such as through mobile workplaces, flexible working hours, an open exchange and close involvement of employee families, has long been a matter of course. But regular recertification is a constant reminder to the company to constantly question, reinvent and best position itself as a modern and family-friendly employer, comments Managing Director Andreas Ehre.

If you are also looking for an exciting and varied job at a family-friendly company: >> CTC advanced GmbH

cesitec GmbH is a leading service provider in mechanical and plant engineering. With a portfolio covering all aspects of conformity assessment procedures, functional safety, technical documentation and explosion protection, cesitec GmbH has been a professional partner for industrial companies for years.

Since they were founded 150 years ago, the technical inspection agencies and their engineers have helped shape the economic and social life of our country by providing testing and safety support for developments and inventions in all areas of application.

Since when vehicle owners have had to take a driving test, what the Medical-Psychological Institute's tasks are and where within the RWTÜV group of companies these services are classified today, you can find out in the current newsletter.

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RWTÜV has developed into a group of brand-strong technology service companies. Through its companies, it is present in 30 countries in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. RWTÜV bundles its services into three business units: Insurance Services, Telecommunications and Energy & Environment

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An important step in the sense of protecting people from harmful effects of "the technical age" was the foundation of the "Medical-Psychological Institute" MPI in 1954.

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Economic development in Germany is characterized by enormous innovative power. The technical monitoring associations and their engineers were in the direct slipstream of every new development: even if they were not inventors in the true sense of the word, they were indispensable for making these inventions suitable for widespread, safe and also economically efficient use.

On the day when the circle number π is celebrated all over the world, let's join in the praise of applied mathematics! Hooray for pi!

As a company active in telecommunications, energy & environment, and insurance services, and driving digitalization in all areas, we or our
subsidiaries are always on the lookout for math cracks and capable IT specialists, electrical engineers, architects and other experts with an affinity for math or science.

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Even though the RWTÜV Group as a whole is no longer focused on the classic TÜV business, some companies in the Group are still market leaders in the certification field! CTC advanced, based in Saarbrücken/Germany, tests and certifies electronic products with or without telecommunication interfaces according to the requirements of the respective national approval regulations – in Europe, on both American continents, in Africa and in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Globalisation brought the need for international safety and quality standards. The testing, inspection and certification sector was in great demand – and so too were the TÜV associations. Their response was to offer testing according to so-called quality assurance (QA) standards – later adopted by the International Organization for Standardization and published as ISO standards – along with independent certification bodies. For RWTÜV, this was a springboard to success.

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From the very beginning, the inspection association engineers carried out their own research to supplement the knowledge gained from testing activities and lessons learned from explosions. Their findings translated into design specifications and standards intended to prevent accidents and contribute to the best possible protection and welfare of the general public.

At the end of last week we received the anniversary case back from Korea. We are thrilled by the warm greetings, the creative "handicraft work“ ? with our portraits and the funny little Korean figurines!

This is exactly how we had imagined the exchange within the branches of the company and it’s subsidiaries to get to know each other better.

Thank you dear colleagues!

Soon the suitcase will be refilled and send off on its way to ….. Japan!

Our thoughts are with the people in Ukraine. Through our company Van Ameyde Group, we ourselves have been present in the country for years. 

We are not alone in being very concerned about the situation of the employees on the ground. We will do everything possible to provide assistance directly or through partners.

As the RWTÜV Group, we condemn the aggression of the Russian President, any form of violence, conflicts that violate international law and war, and we stand for peaceful coexistence between peoples. 

We all live in one world and we all want to live together in peace.

On 2 March 1972, 50 years ago today, the Club of Rome published the booklet "The Limits to Growth" based on the research work of the American MIT on the ecological and economic balance in the world. It also dealt with climate change, storms, floods and fires - forecasts that are still relevant today.

Today, resource-saving energy use, commitment to the energy turnaround and sustainable management are all the more important.
- The RWTÜV subsidiaries CONSULECTRA and ENOPLAN are experts in these areas. Find out more now!

As a "Member of the Diversity Charter", today's Zero Discrimination Day is naturally particularly close to RWTÜV's heart. The day of action launched by the UN aims to draw attention worldwide to injustice and oppression for a wide variety of reasons.

At the RWTÜV Group, we are turning our backs on our own front door. Among other things, there are project groups made up of employees at all levels who review structures, processes and practices in everyday work.

We actively strive for gender-appropriate and non-discriminatory recruiting as well as a corporate culture without discrimination. Examples? RWTÜV subsidiary CTC advanced GmbH is involved in the "24-hour inclusion swim" in Saarlouis, a campaign that collects donations to enable inclusion projects and urges equal treatment despite disabilities, different origins or social status.

Group sister ENOPLAN GmbH has developed a "communication tree" with the company's internal project group "Gender and Togetherness", on which all employees have committed themselves by fingerprint to treating each other with respect.

Today is worldwide ThinkingDay! No, not "ponder", but rather "commemorate". It commemorates the worldwide community of the Boy Scouts and the birthday of its founder Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave.

We think the day is worth mentioning because, firstly, many groups use it to get involved in charitable causes and, secondly, many organisations also celebrate it as "FoundersDay".

You just can't think enough about founding and donating. :)

On Monday 7 February 2022, our anniversary suitcase arrived at CETECOM Limited in Korea. The colleagues were the first to enjoy the functional shirts printed with both the CETECOM and RWTÜV anniversary logos, made of 100% recycled microplastic, and the accompanying sports bags.

No matter what industry you are in: The topic of energy prices affects everyone, and no one can avoid sustainable and efficient management any more.

If you want to improve the energy efficiency of your company, the RWTÜV subsidiary ENOPLAN GmbH is the perfect contact: The ENOPLAN experts support you in the development of action plans and concepts for continuous energy efficiency improvement and accompany you in the selection of individual measures.

You can find your contact person right here: ENOPLAN GmbH


According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the global share of women and girls in research and development work is less than 30 per cent. To change this and to tap the dormant potential, there is today's International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 

In its anniversary year, RWTÜV has made this topic a special priority. The Diversity Charter was signed as early as 2021 to express the desire to recruit and promote regardless of gender. Another building block: strengthening the HR department.

RWTÜV is also a member of eurobits e.V., an initiative that introduces girls and women to careers in IT security and information security and is launching the eurobits women academy (ewa) on 14 February.

What do you do in your company?

Valentine's Day - yes, but what and who do we actually love? The people of Cologne love their city. They certainly do. Even though a good year ago they uninstalled the 26-metre-long and up to 4-metre-high "Liebe deine Stadt" ("Love your city") lettering by artist Merlin Bauer on the Nord-Süd-Fahrt.

Can we even love a company? We the RWTÜV, you their companies? Our favourite animal, favourite food, car? Or does true love only work between people? Either way, in the end, it's nice every year to dedicate a special day to love.

Let flowers do the talking. Happy Valentines Day!


RWTÜV subsidiary CONSULECTRA Unternehmensberatung GmbH offers concept development, system selection and implementation support for commercial and technical IT systems. As a newly appointed partner of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in terms of IT security for critical infrastructures (KRITIS), CONSULECTRA also supports companies that are affected by the IT Security Act 2.0. Among other things, they must demonstrate state-of-the-art IT security every two years, for example through certification according to ISO27001.

What about the security of your IT! Are you sure you are secure?

The RWTÜV building on Kronprinzenstraße in Essen now generates its own #electricity! ????On an area of about 300 square meters, 156 #photovoltaic modules generate electricity from #solar energy. More than 50,000 kilowatt hours are to be generated per year to supply the owners and tenants of the RWTÜV Group headquarters.

#shapingthefuture #energiewende #sustainability #creatingvalue

.. our RWTÜV house is prepared for the 150th anniversary.

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In April 1872, the Dampfkesselüberwachungsverein in den Industriebezirken Lenne, Sieg und Dill e.V., renamed DÜV zu Siegen e.V. in 1899, began its work. The foundation stone for 150 years in the service of safety, value awareness and research was laid!

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The inspectors of the DÜV and later TÜV have never seen themselves as mere observers. It was and still is a matter of course for them to conduct their own research in order to improve testing processes and to provide impulses - i.e. their own sparks! - to be able to contribute impulses.

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Best practice example 5G - from development support to certification regime.


RWTÜV awards EUR 150,000 in prizes for innovative business ideas to mark its 150th anniversary.


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