The Jubilee

The Jubilee

A jubilee simply demands to be celebrated. Under the banner “Passion for safety”, a large number of actions are taking place to mark this anniversary. Celebrate this jubilee year with us. Click here for an overview of the actions and the option to order our jubilee book.

The anniversary celebration - TÜV NORD FESTival

We’re celebrating 150 years of TÜV NORD. Stay up to date with all festivities and follow the jubilee year on


In the company of customers, employees and special guests from politics and industry, TÜV NORD celebrated its 150th birthday in Hamburg on 9 May 2019. On that thursday evening, TÜV NORD presented itself as a company with a long tradition and a clear, innovative course towards the future in the middle of the port of Hamburg. Among the congratulators were Hamburg's Economics Senator Michael Westhagemann and HHLA CEO Angela Titzrath. A total of 475 guests attended the birthday, including customers and many TÜV NORD employees. Science journalist Stefan Gödde (Galileo, Pro7) moderated the FESTival in an entertaining manner and guided the guests through the evening. Det Müller, TV car expert and brand ambassador of TÜV NORD Mobilität, also presented his favourite car and caused a few laughs.

Innovation Award

Innovation is an idea in action


Congratulations to the Virtual Lab project team! This innovation makes it possible to shorten the development time and costs for space components. Thanks to this platform, each customer can request their own test tailored to their actual needs and requirements and monitor the results in real time while the tests are still running. This achievement was honored with the first Innovation Award at the FESTival on May 9. Other nominated projects were -Certification of Raw Materials (CERA) | DMT and Partners -Digital Monitoring System (DMS) | TN Systems and Partners Over 35 applications of innovative projects of the TÜV NORD GROUP from all over the world had been submitted - the project team (central function digitisation/innovation) and the jury (composed of all business units) thanked the participants for the deep insights into exciting topics and challenging projects.

...and action! 150 Years in movies


Pictures say more than a thousand words...thats why we Picture our jubilee with accompanying movies


Our anniversary year films show the activities surrounding 150 years of TÜV NORD and provide an accompanying insight into our history.

The jubilee book

150 Years of companies history in a book 


When the story of TÜV NORD began back in 1869, there was only one task: the monitoring of steam boilers. This was neither a coincidence nor a niche project: after all, steam power was the key energy source of the 19th century. It was the engine of industrialisation and drove a lot of new machines, making it possible to produce goods on a previously unimaginable scale.

Read all about TÜV NORD and its development in detail in our 150-year jubilee book.


The jubilee book "150 years of TÜV NORD – from steam boilers to the digital age" (English edition) is available online or can be ordered from bookstores from 10 May. The book with 128 pages is available for 14 euros. ISBN: 978-3-455-00665-0.

150 Years Around the world: TÜV NORD International

Our companies abroad are also engaged in activities (e.g. TÜV NORD Mexico).


150 years of TÜV NORD - but not only in Germany. In the anniversary year, all TÜV NORD companies all over the world celebrate with us. Here you will find an overview of the many anniversary campaigns of the international TÜV NORD companies.

Have a look in our toolbox, what e.g. TÜV NORD Croatia made to our anniversary!

The exhibition

The overview of the TÜV NORD history


The 150th anniversary on the road. As part of the anniversary roadshow, the exhibition will also be travelling. The history and milestones of TÜV NORD's progress will be presented on various exhibits. Following the roadshow, the exhibits will be put on a touring exhibition at the TÜV NORD locations.


Marketing and more...


This is what our anniversary looks like: We inform about our history in different ways and show that we have a reason to celebrate. The material for our marketing departments can be found here: logo, claim, QR codes, links, merchandising ideas and social media.