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Following the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares in the Dutch rail inspection and certification organisation in 2013, the change in the company's name now marks the final step of the company's integration into TÜV SÜD's Business Unit Rail.
"The successful integration of Railcert B.V. into TÜV SÜD's Business Unit Rail has further strengthened our position as market leader in EC conformity assessments and EC certification in Europe", says Klaus Bosch, Business Unit Manager Rail at the TÜV SÜD Group. "The change in name now emphasizes that our Dutch colleagues are part of the global TÜV SÜD network." The change of the name will not have any impact for our customers. "We are still focused on serving the entire European market with our EC conformity assessment and EC certification services and, in particular, the Dutch market with our inspection and certification services ", explains Marco Fois, CEO of TÜV SÜD Nederland B.V.
TÜV SÜD Nederland is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (Raad voor Accreditatie) as a Type A Inspection Body according to ISO/IEC 17020 and notified by the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) as a Notified Body according to EU Directive 2008/57/EC, and recognized as an assessment body according to Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 402/2013 and No. 2015/1136. TÜV SÜD Nederland is also appointed both in the Netherlands (Keuringinstantie) and in Luxemburg (Organisme Compétent) as Designated Body under valid national law for all structural subsystems, and by the German Federal Railway Authority (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt, EBA) as an Interim Designated Body for rolling stock in Germany.
TÜV SÜD Nederland's independent experts provide manufacturers, operators and authorities with inspection and certification activities based on comprehensive know-how and experience in a variety of areas including rolling stock, automation systems, railway infrastructure, approval management, energy, safety management and functional safety. Their services thus ultimately improve safety and efficiency and deliver added value. TÜV SÜD's Rail Business Unit with 500 employees at 29 locations is one of the leading full-service providers for rail systems. Its service portfolio covers inspection, certification, testing and training along the entire value chain in the rail sector.