DEKRA - Growing for 12 Years: Technical Safety is a Life-saver

Dec 04, 2015, 05:46 ET from Dekra SE

STUTTGART, Germany, December 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Focus on safety on the road, at work and at home
  • Revenues increase by 7% to EUR 2.7 billion in 2015
  • Number of employees up by 2,400 to 37,400
  • Expert organization has added more than 15,000 employees since 2010

The DEKRA expert organization is benefiting from the growing global demand for safety. In the 2015 financial year, consolidated revenues are expected to climb by more than 7% to around EUR 2.7 billion. The company announced the news to journalists in Stuttgart on Thursday. As in previous years, DEKRA has boosted the number of employees by means of recruitment and acquisitions. At the end of 2015, the testing service provider will employ around 37,400 people in more than 50 countries. The number of employees in the current financial year has therefore increased by approximately 2,400 people and risen by a total of more than 15,000 people in the last five years.  

With further internationalization, DEKRA also expects to continue on its growth path in 2016, which has been sustained over the last 12 years: "We have set the course for the future with our 'Vision 2025' strategic program," said DEKRA CEO Stefan Kölbl. "We want to be the partner of choice when it comes to technical and organizational safety." DEKRA is already the largest expert company in Europe in terms of revenues in the so-called TIC (testing, inspection and certification) sector and the world's fourth-largest expert organization.

In 1925, DEKRA was founded in Berlin. In 2015, it celebrated the fact that it has been "Ensuring Safety for 90 Years". With the "Vision 2025" program, the company has focused on the dynamic development of global markets for safety services and on sustained growth in its anniversary year. "DEKRA is pursuing a clear goal: We want to save lives in the three elementary areas of life: on the road, at work and at home," explained Stefan Kölbl.

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Dr. Torsten Knödler