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Deutsche Telekom

TÜV NORD CERT (Business Development) has signed a framework agreement with Deutsche Telekom. The contract covers certifications according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000. It applies to all 366 locations in 41 countries worldwide.
Contact: Heiko Sepulveda, hsepulveda@tuv-nord.com,+49 40 8557 1467

Delphi Automotive Systems

TÜV NORD CERT (Business Development) has also won a major order from Delphi Automotive Systems: 60 European production sites will be certified to ISO / IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 over the next three years. The follow-up order has come about as a result of a long-standing successful business relationship with TÜV NORD CERT. Delphi Automotive is a leading global manufacturer of automotive components with 160,000 employees in 32 countries worldwide.

HONDA Motor / Strategic cooperation between TÜV NORD and JQA

TÜV NORD CERT (Central Europe North) has certified the "Walking Assist Device" from HONDA Motor Co. Ltd. according to the European Directive 93/42/EEC. The innovative medical device supports the patient's gait after surgery and is mainly used in rehabilitation. Until now, it could only be sold in Japan. With the new certification, HONDA now meets the requirements of the directive and can also offer the product on the EU market. For the certification TÜV NORD CERT concluded a cooperation agreement with JQA (Japan Quality Assurance), the leading certification body in Japan. The joint certification of the Walking Assist Device is the starting signal for further activities: Both parties are looking to build a strategic partnership in the future. One of the most important pillars is the focus on seamless service for the markets in Japan and Europe. In joint talks in Essen in November 2017 and Tokyo in January 2018, seven areas of business have been defined for future cooperation between JQA and TÜV NORD: Care and industrial robotics / Machines / Functional safety / Industrial cyber-security (e. g. IEC 62443) / Medical and social facilities / System certification / Training and Establishment of a common auditor pool. "Our cooperation partner JQA has an excellent reputation as a certification company in Japan and offers the highest levels of expertise, good contacts and an outstanding market position, as does TÜV NORD CERT in Europe. With this cooperation, we have reached a milestone in our strategy for entering the Japanese certification market", says Wolfgang Wielpütz, Executive Vice President OBS System Certification of Business Unit Industrial Services. Together with Noriaki Kobayashi, President & CEO of JQA (left), he presented the certificate to Katsuhisa Okuda, Chief Officer for Power Product Operations at HONDA Motor (center) at a reception in Tokyo.

SOFOFA / Certification of vocational schools in Chile

TÜV NORD CERT (Central Europe North) has certified the first five vocational schools in Chile according to ISO 29990. The schools are managed by the SOFOFA – a Chilean business association comparable to the German BDI and the largest trade association in Chile. SOFOFA comprises 4,000 companies, 43 industry associations and 22 regional business associations, and has representatives from all industrial companies in Chile. The contact was established by the German-Chilean Foreign Trade Chamber (AHK), where TÜV NORD CERT is also a member. Further joint projects are in planning. There is great public and political interest in the project in Chile: The kick-off event was attended by a member of the ministry of economics and political representatives from five other South American countries.
Contact: Steffen Roßberg, srossberg@tuev-nord.de, +49 40 8557 2977

Shanghai General Motors / "best contribution award"

TÜV NORD China is one of 13 third party certification organizations recognized by Shanghai General Motors (SGM). At the last meeting of all the certification bodies, the performance of the each individual certification body was also presented. SGM Senior Manager Mr. Feng Guohua awarded the "Best Contribution Award" to Haining Song, head of the system certification cluster of TÜV NORD China. This is the first and to date the only award that SGM has awarded to a certification organization of third party.