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TÜV Rheinland AG at InnoTrans 2014

Services for safety, quality and interoperability for railway companies / Major partnership with China South Rail announced

(PresseBox) (Belrin/Köln, ) TÜV Rheinland AG, a global top ten technical service provider, offers railway technology services for safety, quality and interoperability to customers worldwide. A growing market for these services is the People’s Republic of China. During a ceremony at the InnoTrans 2014 rail trade show in Berlin, Germany, TÜV Rheinland signed a major partnership with China South Rail.

The partnership covers training of CSR staff as well as the provision of manpower: TÜV Rheinland will certify approximately 42,000 welders working for China South Rail, and will re-certify them regularly over the next years. China South Rail, on the other hand, will provide manpower to TÜV Rheinland in China, namely non-destructive testing (NDT) training technicians for projects acquired by TÜV Rheinland China in the domestic market.

China South Rail also has the interest to expose their services to the European market and plans to do so in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland.

Dr. Thomas Aubel, Executive Vice President Mobility TÜV Rheinland, said: “We are proud to be China South Rail’s business partner. I am sure that both companies will benefit to a great extent from each other’s experience with international and national markets.”

Dr. Hans Berg, Executive Vice President Industrial Services TÜV Rheinland, added: “Joining forces with China South Rail allows us to provide a more complete set of non-destructive testing services in China This will help us increase our market share in this important sector.”

TÜV Rheinland at InnoTrans 2014: CityCube, Hall A, Booth 308

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TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a presence in 66 countries with 18,000 employees; annual turnover is more than EUR 1.6 billion. The independent experts stand for quality, efficiency and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com