Playing It Safe at TÜV SÜD

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development and Community Relations

Retention visits are important to the overall success of any community.  I love finding out new things about our companies.  Often it’s a new technology they are supporting or a new sector they are venturing into.

We recently met with TÜV SÜD to see how things were going and I found out, that along with all the other testing they do for the automotive sector, they also test playground equipment.  They take playtime very seriously.

They test everything including woodchips, slides, and swings to make sure they meet certain safety standards.   It’s so important that we keep kids safe when they are outside playing on playground equipment.  It was interesting to see the different ways this equipment was tested to assure compliance and safety.

It was a great visit, and we wish TÜV SÜD many more years of success in Auburn Hills!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! (Congratulations!)

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

It’s not often we think about all the testing that goes into products for heat, cold, damp, wind and other weather conditions.  This is where TÜV SÜD comes in.

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TÜV SÜD offers OEMs and other Tier 1 suppliers on-site testing services

Last week, we gathered at their new Auburn Hills facility to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new 30,000 sq. ft. automotive test lab.  I was amazed by all the testing that happens in order to ensure quality, dependability, comfort and safety.

TÜV SÜD provides services including the inspection and certification of industrial plants, management system certification, testing of consumer products and occupational health and safety services for companies in a wide range of industries.

ÜV SÜD is a world leader in testing and product certification

TÜV SÜD is a world leader in testing and product certification

Their recent expansion in Auburn Hills includes the addition of a high capacity Environmental Vibration System.  This unique vibration testing capability will ensure that their automotive customers meet new vibration specifications.  This investment will cement TÜV SÜD Product Service’s position as a leading testing laboratory.

Since they are a German company, we celebrated their expansion with traditional Bavarian fare in honor of Oktoberfest. We wish TÜV SÜD all the best as they continue to grow in our community!