OBS System Certification informs


Dear Readers, 

a lot has happened in the last few months in the OBS system certification. There have been a number of appointments to new management positions and major cooperation agreements have been concluded. Several cluster meetings took place and the cluster heads of OBS SC met in Abu Dhabi with the goal of strengthening personal exchange and commitment to the respective OBS strategies. In this way, excellent conditions have been created for further growth in the coming years. Further information on these and other topics can be found in the new issue of the newsletter. Enjoy reading!

Wolfgang Wielpütz



New management for TÜV NORD France

There have been changes in the management of TÜV NORD France: Udo Kubitz was appointed Managing Director from November 2019.

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New management for TÜV NORD Austria

There are also changes in the management of TÜV NORD Austria: Oliver Eck has taken over the share of Wolfgang Wielpütz, who has so far managed the business together with Dr. Hans Strauß. Isabella Kauf will also be appointed to the Board of Management.

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Cooperation in Morocco and Israel

In order to further expand our activities worldwide, two new cooperation agreements have been concluded in Morocco and Israel.

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Monthly Highlights

In recent weeks, our OBS has received large orders from a number of important customers, innovations have been introduced and events organized. Check out the monthly highlights here.

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Certificate database: Checking the authenticity of certificates

In the certificate database any user can now determine whether a management system certificate is valid. All you need is the certificate number or the company name and the standard.

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Cluster Meetings

Connection Day & Cluster Head Meeting 2019

In order to strengthen personal exchange and commitment to the respective OBS strategies, the SBS Resources4Life Connection Day took place in the first week of November in Abu Dhabi. It was followed by Cluster Head Meetings of OBS System Certification and OBS Food.

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Cluster Meeting South East Europe

The Cluster Meeting South East Europe took place in Vienna in the last week of October. This was the 6th such meeting since the start of the OBS structure within BU IS and, with 19 participants, all PCs were represented for the first time. Read more about contents and results.

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Cluster Meeting Americas

In September, the Cluster Americas met in Mexico. Initially, a two-day group audit was carried out at TÜV NORD Mexico and TÜV USA. This was followed by the first Americas Quality Hub Meeting and a Cluster Manager Meeting.

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Development of "Medical Device International"

The medical products division has been reorganized under Ralf Thomsen. Major challenges facing the new structure include defining and implementing an intensive personnel development strategy and converting from MDD to MDR.

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TÜV NORD Singapore

TÜV NORD Singapore, a subsidiary of TÜV NORD Thailand, was founded one year ago and has been developing very positively since then. Despite its small size, the market for technical testing, inspection and certification in Singapore has a volume of over 200 million euros per year. And: Singapore relies on industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence.

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TÜV Indias Branch Office in Sri Lanka

TÜV India’s Sri Lanka Branch Office – the first of its kind outside India – can now look back on its successful first six months of operation.

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Global Contracts

The acquisition of major orders from international customers has contributed significantly to the further growth of OBS system certification. Martin Saalmann's "International Projects" department in the Business Development & SEE cluster specializes in project management for major orders.

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Global Services

International roll out of Tisax

Following its successful launch in Germany, the TISAX certification program is currently being rolled out internationally. In recent weeks, TISAX assessments have been successfully carried out in Mexico and the Netherlands. TISAX is now available for the following countries:

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We need you


Dear Readers!

We hope that you enjoyed this edition of our newsletter. It has been sent by default to all cluster heads and PC heads in our OBS. We are looking forward to tell you more about the development of our OBS in future. Do you have any interesting topics that you want to tell your colleagues more about? Then write to our editorial mailbox: redaktion-newsletter@tuev-nord.de. We are happy to receive your suggestions!

Your editorial team
Claudia Oberholz, Dr. Gerhard Dreier and Wolfgang Wielpütz


OBS System Certification
International Sales & Marketing 
Issue 8 / November 2019


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