Stuttgart, Germany - 08 April 2014 – DEKRA has expanded its capacities in the field of product testing with the opening of a new laboratory in Arnhem, the Netherlands. With these testing facilities, DEKRA will be able to meet customer needs for the testing and certification of a wide range of products and components even better than before.
"With this investment for the future, we are strengthening the Arnhem site as a competence centre and the headquarters for DEKRA’s global activities in the business unit Product Testing and Certification," said Stefan Kölbl, Chairman of the Management Board of DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE during the opening ceremony for the new premises. "After Germany and France, the Netherlands is the third-largest market for DEKRA. The product testing business is one of the most important growth drivers for the DEKRA Group."
The seven-storey building complex is situated to the west of Arnhem close to the A12 motorway, where it comprises 14,000 m2 of office and laboratory space and is home to 350 highly qualified experts. A new addition is the 4,000 m2 testing hall, which has a ceiling height up to 12 m and is equipped with various laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment for product tests that focus on electrical safety, durability and fitness for use. Amongst others, new innovative activities include environmental simulation, explosion protection and electromobility battery testing.