Mumbai, February 23, 2015: TÜV Rheinland India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the Germany based TÜV Rheinland Group, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification, has announced the appointment of Thomas Fuhrmann as its CEO & Managing Director. In his new position, Thomas Fuhrmann will lead the Management Team in consolidating current operations of TUV Rheinland India and oversee speedy growth and expansion in the Indian market.
Fuhrmann has been associated with TÜV Rheinland Group for the past 18 years. Prior to taking on his current position, Thomas Fuhrmann was based in China, where he had been serving as the Director Industrial Services of TÜV Rheinland Group Greater China & Asia Pacific. In this role, Fuhrmann was mainly responsible for the business development of Industrial Services as Environmental and Energy Efficiency service, Renewable Energy service, Material Testing service, Pressure Equipment Safety, Elevator, Conveyor, and Machinery Technology testing, Explosion-Protection Equipment testing, Functional Safety service and Supply Chain service in Greater China and Asia-Pacific.
Fuhrmann brings with him more than 3 decades of rich and diverse international experience in the Energy Efficiency industry as well as from the Manufacturing industry. In his earlier assignments, he has served in various senior managerial and top leadership roles not only in TÜV Rheinland Group but also in other companies spread across boundaries.
Commenting on his appointment, Thomas Fuhrmann said, “It’s been a very warm welcome for me in India and looking forward to work with the team. I strongly believe that India is a very diverse and potential market; in fact we have invested more than Rs 100 crores in the past 3 years and will continue to do so. With the new government in place, which is taking numerous initiatives to boost the manufacturing and energy sector, I feel we can make a significant contribution towards the industry.”
"We are delighted to have Thomas Fuhrmann as our new CEO & MD. As a technical inspection company we need leaders with excellent technical expertise as well as managerial capability and Fuhrmann brings in his vast international experience with him. We are confident that his unique blend of skills will play a critical part in the growth and sustainability of our organisation" said M Bhaskar, Director, TÜV Rheinland India.
About TÜV Rheinland India
TÜV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, pioneers in providing technical services worldwide for more than 143 years. Having started its operation in 1996 in India, the company is a part of the India, Middle East & Africa Group and caters to the Indian market as well as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives markets. TÜV Rheinland India with local headquarters at Bangalore is active in more than 100 locations in India and close to about 1000 employees. Being a prominent service provider in the Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification Industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India including the Photovoltaic, Softlines, Material & Food testing laboratories and Product Safety Laboratories with an EMC Chamber spread over an area of more than 1,00,000 Sqft. With this existing capability, TÜV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS& other European Regulation.
TÜV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts of an accredited Welding Institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of its employees. The Company has ambitious plans for setting up of Laboratories in other parts of India as well in the near future.
TÜV Rheinland has expertise to service business sectors like Pressure Equipments& Material Technology, Energy & Environment, Automotive Engineering, Type Approval, Solar & Fuel Cell Technology, Professional Training and Certification of Management Systems.
For further information on TÜV Rheinland please visit: www.ind.tuv.com