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The brand

Safety, reliability, neutrality - the TÜV brand enjoys an excellent reputation globally among customers and business partners. The TÜV NORD GROUP has also committed itself to providing "Excellence for your Business".

TÜV® is a registered trademark of the TÜV organisations and the TÜV Association e.V. (VdTÜV). It is the hallmark of the TÜV companies and may only be used by a German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) or a TÜV subsidiary company. All over the world it stands for safety, reliability, neutrality. The TÜV NORD GROUP supplements the three attributes above with internationality, quality, responsibility, future orientation and excellence.

The brand's roots are the traditional Dampfkessel Überwachungsvereinen (DÜV - Steam Boiler Monitoring Associations), which were subsequently renamed the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV). From 1869 on, the DÜV began to monitor the operational safety of steam boilers independently and professionally. The state transferred additional safety-related tasks step-by-step to the DÜV – for example the general roadworthiness test (MOT) of motor vehicles.

In order to guarantee the value of the brand over the long term, the German Technical Inspection Agencies established the TÜV Markenverbund ("Brand Network") e.V. in 2010, whose headquarters are in Berlin. The brand network supports its members in exercising its rights to the TÜV brand.

Learn more about the history and responsibility of the TÜV NORD GROUP.