The international expert organisation DEKRA has taken over the Plant Integrity (PI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Microsopy 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."