TÜV NORD signs multi-year framework contract with Merlin Entertainments Group

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TÜV NORD’s Competence Center Amusement & Leisure recently signed a framework contract with the global Merlin Entertainment Group for periodic and initial inspections of amusement rides. Merlin Entertainments Group is the world’s no. 2 park operator after Walt Disney Attractions. The UK-based company operates 14 amusement parks around the world, including LEGOLAND parks, and their Midway Attractions such as SEA LIFE aquariums, Madame Tussauds and The Eye Brand with giant wheels like the London Eye.

Work is to be carried out on demand for all parks owned, operated or licensed by the Merlin Group. TÜV NORD has already collaborated with Merlin at LEGOLAND Malaysia and inspected the amusement and water park. Furthermore, the development initiatives of TÜV NORD in Asia and Middle East are in line with Merlin’s strategy, which includes opening new parks in such growth regions.

As Ralph Pesgens, Head of the Competence Center, states: “We established contact with Merlin Entertainments in early 2017 and were able to win them over with our pragmatic and tailor-made approach to inspections, our good reference from LEGOLAND Malaysia and our ability to serve them globally as well as on their domestic UK market, for which we recently obtained the required ADIPS accreditation.”

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