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Johnson Control Autobatterie

TÜV NORD CERT has acquired Johnson Control Autobatterie as a new customer. The automotive supplier and building technology specialist will be certified according to ISO 14001 and 50001. The Cluster DACH and the Profit Center International Sales cooperated to win the order.
Contact: Dr. Gerhard Dreier (gdreier@tuev-nord.de)

npower UK

TÜV NORD CERT has won a major contract to provide services for npower’s clients in the United Kingdom, who must comply with the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). npower is one of Britain's leading energy companies, and is part of the Innogy group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.
Contact: Rainer Winter (rwinter@tuev-nord.de)

Deutsche Bank

TÜV Thailand has gained Deutsche Bank AG as new customer for the certification according to ISO 27001. The computer system, software and electronic financial service of Bank will be in focus. Deutsche Bank AG is Germany's largest bank in terms of total assets and number of employees.
Contact: Voravit Jongrugsakul (voravit@tuv-nord.com)

Transparency International Hellas

TUV Hellas has finalized a contract with Transparency International Hellas covering the roll-out of the standard ISO 37001 in Greece. Open events to promote Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery issues are to be staged. At these TUV Hellas will present the requirements of the Standard 37001 and the Organization of 2MD Public Training Events by TUV Hellas. Transparency International will present Good Practices on Anti-Corruption Items. Further common activities are also under discussion. Transparency International is the leading global civil society organisation in the fight against corruption. It has chapters in more than 100 countries around the world.
Contact: Udo Kubitz (ukubitz@tuev-nord.de)

Repsol

TÜV NORD Cualicontrol has acquired a new and important contract with Repsol for the next three years. The oil company has selected TÜV NORD Cualicontrol as SQAS auditor (Evaluation of safety and quality for sustainability) for the evaluation of its logistics providers. The safety and quality assessment system is a standard of the European Chemical Industry Council, CEFIC. It serves to assess the quality, safety and environmental compatibility of logistics providers. Repsol is one of the top companies in the oil and gas industry and employs around 25,000 people worldwide.
Contact: Jose Ramon Martinez (jrmartinez@tuv-nord.com) and Amparo Langa Ricos (mdlanga@tuv-nord.com)

Chery Jaguar Land Rover

TUV NORD Greater China has won the contract to certify Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd. according to ISO 14001. Established in 2012, Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive is a 50:50 independent joint venture between the Chinese auto manufacturer Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. and UK auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. It is the country’s first Sino-British premium automotive joint venture, formed to allow the production of Jaguar Cars and Land Rover vehicles in mainland China.
Contact: Danny Xie (dxie@tuv-nord.com)

Lingyuan Iron and Steel

TÜV NORD Greater China has acquired Lingyuan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. as a new customer for IATF 16949 and concluded a strategic cooperation agreement. The ceremonial presentation of the certificate took place in May. Lingyuan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. is a state-owned company with 11,150 employees. TUV NORD China’s successful tender against well-known competitors, was a result of its more appropriate certification scheme and greater experience in the iron industry. The strategic agreement mainly concerns cooperation in other areas of system certification and training.
Contact: Danny Xie (dxie@tuv-nord.com) and Owen Su (osu@tuv-nord.com

Weltbank / Uganda

TÜV NORD CERT's climate protection team has already successfully completed many contracts for the World Bank in the past. A further order in May meant that Stefan Winter (team leader) and his colleague David Lubanga travelled to Uganda to verify the CO2 savings of a Programme of Activities (PoA) which covers the electrification of rural households that for cost reasons had not yet been connected to the electricity supply. These households have now received a free electricity connection. The World Bank is both a financier and buyer of the CO2 certificates resulting from the project. The revenue from the CO2 certificates will then be used to finance further connections. The programme is coordinated locally by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of Uganda.
Contact: Stefan Winter (swinter@tuev-nord.de)

Events

SOFOFA / Certificate handover in Chile

As reported in the last issue, TÜV NORD CERT has certified five vocational schools in Chile according to ISO 29990. The schools are run by the SOFOFA - the largest trade association in Chile, which is comparable to the German BDI. On 26 April the official presentation of the certificates took place as part of a major event with over 250 guests, including the Chilean Minister of Education, the German Ambassador and the Managing Director of the German-Chilean Chamber. Mr. Heiko Sepulveda, Manager from our International Sales and Marketing department, held a speech and represented TÜV NORD CERT during this event. Background: The international standard ISO 29990 serves to certify a quality management system for education and training that focuses on the learning process and its improvement.
Contact: Heiko Sepulveda (hsepulveda@tuv-nord.com) and Steffen Roßberg (srossberg@tuev-nord.de)

TÜV NORD CERT now also represented in Pakistan

Since the beginning of 2017, TÜV NORD CERT has had a Cooperation Agreement with the company Victorian Management System in Pakistan. The company will now be present in the certification business as TÜV NORD in Pakistan. Manager of the new operation will be Mr. Muhammad Khalid, a Pakistani based in Karachi, the largest city in the country. The contact was generated by Udo Kubitz, Head of Cluster Business Development and South East Europe of OBS System Certification. The business relationship is very intense and productive. Heiko Sepulveda (International Sales Manager Sustainability) recently travelled to Karachi for a major customer event organized by our partner. About 100 potential customers, representatives of politics and economy were in attendance and the event was a great success for both sides - TÜV NORD CERT and Victorian Management System. "The interest in future cooperation with TÜV Nord is immense and our partner already has an existing network of contacts to companies in Pakistan", said Mr. Sepulveda during his speech at the event. Mr. Khalid and Mr. Sepulveda visited also some clients in the textile industry to strengthen business relationships. TÜV NORD CERT is now able to serve clients in the business fields of management systems certification, especially in the textile industry. Victorian Management System is offering the following services: BSCI, WRAP, SEDEX, ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 and IRCA courses. Currently the company employs three full time auditors and the three-year operational plan foresees a potential market share of 10 percent of 16,500 certificates in Pakistan.
Contact: Heiko Sepulveda (hsepulveda@tuv-nord.com)