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End of the CLP transitional period


The transition regulation that allows hazardous substances to be classified and labelled according to the old EU preparations directive remains valid for only another twelve months. For importers and formulators of chemical products such as cleaners, adhesives, paints and lubricants, it is now ...


Donald O. Nicholson new head of DEKRA in North America


Donald O. Nicholson has been appointed President and Chief Regional Officer (CRO) for the North American continent by the global expert organisation DEKRA. DEKRA intends to use this newly created position to bundle its strengths in the USA, Canada and Mexico in order better to tap the potential ...


DEKRA expands in the consulting business

DEKRA announces the acquisition of BST


DEKRA has acquired the leading global safety consulting firm Behavioral Science Technology, Inc. (BST), headquarted in Ojai, California. With the acquisition, DEKRA strengthens its consulting services, particularly in the processing industry. BST generates an annual turnover of approximately USD ...


DEKRA strengthens Material Testing & Inspection in Turkey

DEKRA acquires Palme Group


With the acquisition of the Palme Group, the international expert organisation DEKRA gains a leading material testing and inspection provider in Turkey. In doing so, DEKRA is consistently further expanding its international network in this area. Palme is headquartered in Ankara and has a staff of ...


DEKRA: Change in management of Business Unit Industrial

Ivo Rauh appointed to DEKRA SE Management Board


At its meeting on 26 January 2012, the Supervisory Board of DEKRA SE appointed Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing. Ivo Rauh (52) as a new member of the Management Board of DEKRA SE. Rauh will assume responsibility for the business unit Industrial effective 1 April 2012, taking over from Mark Thomä (43), who will ...


DEKRA streamlines international sales activities

Erik Wakolbinger heads Group-wide key account management


DEKRA is reorganising how it works with its major customers globally. Erik Wakolbinger (44) will lead Group-wide key account management (KAM) and coordinate DEKRA’s sales activities across the Automotive, Industrial and Personnel business units. DEKRA is thus setting a course for stronger organic ...


DEKRA expands materials testing in Germany

Expert organisation acquires NDT specialist INCOS


The international expert organisation DEKRA is acquiring all shares of the testing company INCOS GmbH Ingenieurbüro in Ingolstadt. In doing so, DEKRA significantly expands its portfolio in Germany for non-destructive testing (NDT) of materials. INCOS has locations in Ingolstadt and Nuremberg, has ...


DEKRA expands in the process industry

Acquisition of the British process safety specialist Chilworth Global


The international expert organisation DEKRA is acquiring Chilworth Global, the explosion protection and process safety service company based in Southampton, UK. With nearly 160 employees, Chilworth Global has annual sales of around EUR 15 million and is specialised in safety solutions for the ...


European Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations elects committee

DEKRA Head of Industry Thomä on CEOC Board of Directors


At its Annual General Meeting the European Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations (CEOC) has appointed DEKRA Manager Mark Thomä to its Board of Directors. Thomä (43) is a member of the Board of Directors of DEKRA SE and head of the DEKRA Industrial business unit. CEOC ...


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Phthalate softeners are on the retreat

DEKRA tests random toy samples for hazardous substances


Prohibited softening agents are being found less frequently in toys. This was the conclusion drawn by DEKRA experts after a series of tests in the run-up to the toy fair in Nuremberg. Out of 18 toy figures made of plastic, traces of phthalate softeners, which however are considered to be ...


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