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Safety on the road, at work and at home

About DEKRA

Who We Are and What We Do

Testing operations in Finland since 1974 DEKRA Industrial Oy began its operations in 1974 under the name Polartest Oy. Today, DEKRA Industrial Oy is owned by DEKRA SE, an international inspection and testing service provider with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. DEKRA has three business units: vehicle testing, industrial equipment testing and inspections, and personnel services (e.g. training). DEKRA is the third largest inspection and testing company in the world today. DEKRA SE has worked for safety since its establishment in 1925. This is completed with the help of over 44,000 people in over 50 countries on all continents. The comprehensive expertise and services offered by our employees and commitment in central areas of life have made this possible. Our vision for our 100th birthday in 2025 is to be a “global partner in a safe world”.

Since it was founded in 1925, the DEKRA promise has been: We ensure the safety of human interaction with technology and the environment. Since then, the Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V. has become one of the world's leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a wholly owned subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. DEKRA generated revenues totaling more than €3.4 billion in 2019. The company currently employs 44,000 people in over 60 countries on all six continents.

On the road, at work and at home – DEKRA’s skilled experts create increased safety across all the key areas of life. The company has a clear and ambitious vision of the future. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is to see DEKRA as the global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world.

Our broad service portfolio with qualified and independent expert services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work.

DEKRA SE: an international player

DEKRA SE has been working for safety since its foundation in 1925. The broad expertise and service offering of our employees and their commitment in all key areas of life have made this possible. On our 100th birthday in 2025, our vision is to be "a global partner in a safe world".

DEKRA SE is a wholly owned subsidiary of DEKRA e.V., which manages the Group's operational business. DEKRA's turnover in 2021 totalled more than €3.5 billion and the company currently employs almost 48,000 people in around 60 countries on five continents.

Our wide range of services, through qualified and independent expert services, extends from vehicle inspections and expert assessments to product and system inspections, certification and training.

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