The international expert organisation DEKRA has taken over the Plant Integrity (PI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Microscopy operations from DNV GL (formerly KEMA) and as such is expanding its industrial operations in the Netherlands. A respective purchase agreement was signed by DEKRA and DNV GL on 8th of August 2014.
The three units, employing together 24 experts, will be operating under the name DEKRA Material Testing & Inspection (MTI) in the new DEKRA buildings in Arnhem. MTI is concerned with the inspection and testing of capital-intensive and business-critical systems and materials. Customers include a large number of petrochemical, industrial and energy companies.
"The acquisition of these units is an important step in DEKRA’s global expansion strategy" says Marcel Blinde, Managing Director of the Service Unit Material Testing & Inspection. "The acquisition is vital in terms of our presence in both Europe and the Middle-East as well as being an important addition to our industrial testing operations in the test laboratory in Arnhem."
"We are delighted that our colleagues’ job security and knowledge will be retained within DEKRA," says David Walker, CEO of DNV GL – Energy. “DNV GL is more focused on sustainable energy, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency. Recent investments include a 70 million Euro expansion of our High Power Laboratory creating the first laboratory in the world in the extreme testing segment and the acquisition of PV Evolution Labs in the solar panel testing arena.”
The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.