About us


TÜV SÜD established its presence in South Africa by founding TÜV SÜD South Africa (Pty) Ltd in May 2010. Committed to investment and empowerment in South Africa, it is a fully compliant B-BBEE company with partners Kapela Investments (Pty) Ltd. It provides its services through many divisions and legal entities. It is headquartered in Cape Town, with regional offices in Johannesburg and Middelburg.


Industry Services and Non-destructive Testing

TÜV SÜD Pro-Tec, incorporating Industry Services is at the forefront of providing non-destructive testing and inspection services mainly in the power generation environment. In 2011, TÜV SÜD South Africa acquired Pro-Tec Boiler Inspection & NDT Services, well-known industry leader in this field and became the number one provider of non-destructive testing and inspection services for the power generation industry in South Africa. This division is based in  Middelburg.

Inspection Services

TÜV SÜD South Africa Approved Inspection Authority (AIA), a government approved Inspection Authority, is accredited with both local and international safety. Our sought-after services include pressure equipment certification, inspection of material and welding technology, risk-based inspections, supply chain services and manufacturer and user certifications.

Management System Certification and Auditing

TÜV SÜD Business Assurance is an internationally accredited certification body for various management systems. We have the expertise to audit and certify a wide range of internationally recognised management systems related to quality, environment, energy, safety, risk, health, education, business continuity and social responsibility (eg. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO/TS 16949).

Mobility Services - Remarketing Appraisals 

TÜV SÜD Mobility provides remarketing appraisals and warranty claim validations to OEM’s of both heavy and light motor vehicles, with a network of inspectors and partners throughout the country.

Roadworthy Testing

In July 2010 TÜV SÜD entered the vehicle inspection market in South Africa and acquired a shareholding in AVTS Roadworthy Stations (Pty) Ltd, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. It was originally established in 1992 and operates a chain of vehicle inspection stations in the Cape Peninsula.

Lift and Escalator Services

TÜV SÜD South Africa Real Estate Services (Pty) Ltd, partner to TÜV SÜD South Africa is the country’s leading provider of independent testing and consulting services for lift systems. It offers consultancy for new and existing lift systems, periodic safety and quality testing and due diligence services. It has offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

TÜV SÜD’s team of specialists, partner with clients to enhance their competitive strengths. Key objectives at TÜV SÜD are to provide customers with solutions based on reliability, safety, quality, environmental protection as well as cost effectiveness.

We understand the importance of independence and impartiality in rendering our services. We pay close attention to ensure objectivity and that no conflict of interest can compromise our activities.


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