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About VdTÜV

VdTÜV (Association of Technical Inspection Agencies) advocates technical safety and trust in products, plants and services by independent testing in Berlin and Brussels. Its members are the TÜV organisations as well as industrial companies which are affiliated with the objectives and tasks of the association. With its positions on safety in the industrialised society, on mobility as well as on products and services, VdTÜV is a sought-after contact for politicians, companies, associations and authorities. The Association is committed to adapting rules and standards to the latest technological standards at all times.

VdTÜV in Brussels

European legislative procedures have a direct effect upon national legislation in the Member States. The legal framework of consumer protection and the European Single Market, in particular, have their origin in Brussels and are then implemented in Germany. In order to obtain information about European legislative proposals at an early stage and to advice during this process, VdTÜV maintains an office in Brussels, which serves as an important interface between politicians, companies and the public. The Association thereby permanently performs a “translational and transformative role”.

VdTÜV focus

Change in VdTÜV Management: Joachim Bühler is the new Managing Director

On 16 October 2017, the Doctor of Political Science succeeds Klaus Brüggemann (66), who is retiring after almost 13 years at the association's top management. In his new position, Joachim Bühler (39) also becomes a member of the VdTÜV Executive Board.

Latest policy statements

Joint Position for an EU legal framework for the approval procedure for self-propelled mobile and towed machinery

An EU-wide accepted approval process must be efficient and ensure that all self-propelled mobile and towed machinery placed on the market meet the legal and normative requirements.

VdTÜV Position: Regulatory improvement for safe and secure IoT products in Europe required

The connecting of devices and machines on the internet to complex systems leads to extended functionalities which can no longer be solely located within the individual product itself, but are instead located within the back end system and/or product network.


Dirk Stenkamp taking over the Chairmanship of the TÜV NORD AG Board of Management

Hannover, Germany: Dirk Stenkamp (54) took over as chairman of the TÜV NORD GROUP Board of Management, replacing Guido Rettig (63), who spent ten years in the Group’s top position, stepping down as planned.


At the VdTÜV shop, you can purchase technical rules and publications. These publications are available either as printed issues or in digital format. A convenient search helps you finding the required documents.

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Social Media

Social media is an inherent part of VdTÜV's communication. Follow VdTÜV on twitter or join VdTÜV members and partners on their blog.

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Core Principles


With process chains and technologies being globally connected, the principle of independent testing and inspection becomes more and more essential to international agreements and business models.

Members of VdTÜV

TÜV Rheinland
TÜV Saarland
TÜV TÜV Hessen
TÜV Nord
TÜV Thüringen
Boehringer Ingelheim
TÜV Austria