Spotlight on technology and people – TÜV NORD GROUP starts with new setup in 2024

14 December 2023 | Corporate: Focus on customer needs, digitalisation and global markets

TÜV NORD GROUP is positioning itself for sustainable solutions for the energy and mobility transition, pushing innovation and digital services, secure applications for AI and the quantum age. On 1 January 2024, the group launches a new organizational structure.

With a clear focus on future customer requirements and ever shorter technology cycles, the TÜV NORD GROUP is realigning itself from 1 January 2024. "Following in-depth analyses and many discussions, we are now setting the course for generating sustainable growth in Germany and abroad in the future," said Dirk Stenkamp, Chairman of the Board of Management of the TÜV NORD GROUP, in Hanover: "TÜV NORD's inspection and certification services will continue to form the basis of our business in the future. Many services are already being enhanced by digital applications. As of 1 January 2024, we will create an agile, sustainable and efficient organisation - consistently aligned with digital technologies such as AI and our global markets. In this way, we want to secure and further expand our jobs in the long term."

A new business unit will be created that focuses on people with topics such as training and further education, qualifications, lifelong learning and health.

In future, the entire operating business will be organised into six closely interlinked business units:

  • Mobility: Intermodal transport
    Cars, trucks, buses and trains - the various modes of transport are becoming increasingly interlinked in the market. And the focus remains on E-mobility. TÜV NORD is bundling its intermodal expertise in the new Mobility business unit. This includes periodic inspections and driving tests as well as providing support for new vehicle approvals and the safe interlinking of vehicles and infrastructure on road and on rail.
  • Industry: Safety for the digitalised industry 
    The digital industry requires both knowledge of traditional plant safety and expertise in networked systems. In the industrial sector, TÜV NORD focuses on testing and inspection activities in process technology, manufacturing technology and buildings. The internationally active test laboratories for food, environmental analyses and technical assessments are also bundled here.
  • Energy & Resources: driving forward the energy transition
    The energy world is transforming into a decentralised interplay of different energy sources – fossil, nuclear and, in the future, even more renewables. This requires comprehensive expertise for the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy and knowledge about the sustainable use of raw materials. TÜV NORD and DMT therefore support customers worldwide with integrated services in the new Energy & Resources Business Unit.
  • Certification: Certifications build trust 
    In an increasingly complex world, orientation and transparency are required. This is provided by independent, verifiable certifications, for example for sustainability, cybersecurity, management systems or social standards. In the future, TÜV NORD will bundle certification services worldwide in the Certification business unit. Around three quarters of the employees in this business unit already live and work outside Germany.
  • Digital & Semiconductor: Essential technologies for a digital world 
    All areas of life and the economy are already heavily influenced by digitalization. Semiconductor technologies are an important key factor and the basis of most of the existing technologies that characterize our modern and networked world. The security and reliability of sensitive data, electronic components and systems are also essential. The new Digital & Semiconductor business unit brings together ALTER and TÜVIT's expertise in semiconductors, IT security and communication technologies. Knowledge of artificial intelligence, quantum and nanotechnologies and new space will also be pooled here.
  • People & Empowerment: empowering and strengthening people 
    What do people need to be able to move safely in an increasingly technological world? With this focus on competences, TÜV NORD bundles diagnostics, consulting and further development in the new People & Empowerment business unit. It encompasses the large area of further training for professionals and executives, occupational health services and driving licence renewal.

Stronger international network

"With the reorganisation, we are bundling forces – virtually at first –, strengthening competencies and also creating meaningful synergies internationally," continues Stenkamp. "At TÜV NORD, our mission is to use our expertise to create trust in new technologies worldwide. We will continue along this path consistently in the coming years." The TÜV NORD GROUP sees a major growth area in international testing and certification services. The Group currently has 14,000 employees and is active in more than 100 countries


Since our foundation more than 150 years ago, we have been the global byword for security and trust. As a knowledge-based company, we have the digital future firmly in mind. With specialists ranging from engineers and IT security professionals to professionals for the mobility of tomorrow, we use our expertise in over 100 countries to ensure that our customers will be even more successful in the networked world.

Sven UlbrichDirector Corporate Communications

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