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|NDT.net Issue - 2013-06 - NEWS |
|DEKRA Material Testing, INCOS and W. Hofmann merge|
Stuttgart – DEKRA is bundling its strengths in its German material testing business unit. The DEKRA subsidiaries DEKRA Material Testing (DMT) GmbH, Duisburg; INCOS GmbH, Ingolstadt; and W. Hofmann GmbH, Allershausen, are merging into the new DEKRA Incos GmbH. DEKRA anticipates that, by bundling these units, it will be in closer proximity to customers and will possess a greater capacity to manage large challenging projects in particular.
In recent years, DEKRA has strategically developed the “Material Testing and Inspection" business unit. In 2012, it acquired INCOS GmbH and W. Hofmann GmbH to establish the business unit, which has enjoyed much success in southern Germany and in business with major customers. The DEKRA Material Testing business unit employs a total of over 270 staff at five locations.
“By bundling the three German units, we can process larger order packages more efficiently and with uniform quality standards and we will be closer to our major international customers“, said Achim Hetterich, CEO of the new DEKRA Incos GmbH with headquarters in Ingolstadt. “We want to further grow our traditional business and, in addition, we will expand the offering of special testing procedures and garner a greater market share there."
The proprietary, innovative testing procedures being used at the Scandinavian subsidiaries are also to be adapted throughout Europe as part of the international expansion.
In addition to mechanical material testing, DEKRA Incos specialises in the non-destructive testing of materials, such as radiography, ultrasonic and surface crack testing, leak testing, visual inspections and special testing procedures. Customers are primarily from the process industry, equipment and pipeline construction and the aerospace industry. In addition, the company is responsible for the inspection of technical systems and mechanical components, manufacturer approvals and construction and welding inspections.