The RWTÜV Group today – diversified, innovative and powerful

Today, decades after deregulation, liberalisation and with progressive globalisation, RWTÜV has continued to change. The “classic” TÜV business is now only part of the portfolio via the RWTÜV Group’s financial stake of 36.1% in TÜV Nord. Itself a large corporation, it now operates worldwide in the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) sector.

As a business, RWTÜV has developed into a group of strong-branded technology service companies. Via its companies, the Group is represented in thirty countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. RWTÜV organises its activities into three business units: “Insurance Services”, “Telecommunications” and “Energy & Environment”.

The insurance services provider Van Ameyde (VAI) comprises 86 companies in 27 different countries. VAI offers comprehensive solutions for settling claims across Europe. Services along the value chain also form part of VAI’s portfolio: complete claims process outsourcing, secondment of claim adjusters and surveyors, advice on preventive measures, and much more. In the course of increasing digitalisation, VAI supports the insurance industry with its own customisable software solution.

The Telecommunications business unit comprises the CETECOM company with sites in Germany, the U.S. and Asia, as well as CTC advanced. Their consultants, engineers, trainers and developers are experts in validation, certification and approval management. The main task for these companies consists of manufacturer-independent testing and certification on an international basis in their own laboratories and test centres. Business is driven mainly by the constantly growing mobile communications market, but also by the Internet of Things (IoT) megatrend, the autonomous driving sector, e-mobility, and associated battery testing. RWTÜV recently expanded its Telecommunications business unit to include cesitec GmbH, a specialist in conformity assessment procedures, functional safety, explosion protection and technical documentation in mechanical and plant engineering. Together, CETECOM and cesitic now offer expert knowledge and service on all aspects of plant networking for this important branch of industry.

The range of services offered by the Energy & Environment business unit covers electricity grid planning, energy cost optimisation and smart meters as well as building services engineering and construction project management. It comprises the companies CONSULECTRA (advising energy utility companies on technical, business management and organisational issues, grid planning and operation in Germany and other countries); ENOPLAN (helping businesses optimise their energy usage and energy costs, energy contract brokering, consulting for energy efficiency projects); ENOMETRIK (energy measurement services and other services relating to the optimisation of energy consumption) and optismall (consulting for the commercial customer segment under 500,000 kWh p.a. for the energy media electricity and gas); as well as the construction engineering firm Ingenieurbüro Nordhorn specialising in technical building equipment and G+N Consult Baumanagement GmbH, which focuses on project management and project controlling.

From a small self-help association, RWTÜV has grown to become a strong group of companies. Its most recent investment in a startup company in Siegen lays the foundation for a new business unit. With the investment in ensun, technology scouting is now part of the portfolio, with a focus on digitalisation, IoT technologies, innovative transformation technologies and sustainability technologies. ensun offers its customers an AI-assisted B2B technology scouting platform that will be brought to market internationally with the help of RWTÜV.