Mann mit Helm TÜV SÜD

(Bild: TÜV SÜD)

TÜV SÜD Chemie Service, headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, is a full-service provider for the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries. The company was formed from merging the former owner’s inspectorates and owner’s engineering departments of Bayer, Hoechst and Dow Olefinverbund. Based on their long-standing experience, the experts provide integrated services that focus on ensuring safe, reliable and profitable plants throughout the life cycle – from planning, procurement, installation, placing into service, operation and maintenance to shut down and decommissioning.

From Steam Boilers to Industry 4.0

Today, TÜV SÜD Chemie Service GmbH is the specialist entity within TÜV SÜD AG. The origins of TÜV SÜD Group as a third-party testing and certification organisation date back to when the owners of steam boilers in industrial centres decided to establish the first steam boiler inspection associations. Founded in 1866, TÜV SÜD has evolved into a global enterprise which is located in about 50 countries to continually improve technology, systems and expertise. This contributes significantly to making technical innovations such as Industry 4.0, autonomous driving and renewable energy safe and reliable.

Hans Joachim  Machetanz,  CEO of TÜV SÜD Chemie Service GmbH.
Hans Joachim Machetanz,
CEO of TÜV SÜD Chemie Service GmbH. (Bild: TÜV SÜD)

“Our main goal is to make our services an integral part of the procurement and operation of equipment in the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries”, says Hans Joachim Machetanz, CEO of TÜV SÜD Chemie Service. “We are deeply rooted in the chemical industry and thus ideally suited for this task. Around 75 percent of our highly qualified staff learned the ropes in the chemical sector.” The experts thus also understand the challenges that the industry is facing at present, and continually develop and improve their services further using innovative test methods such as acoustic emission testing (AT) and providing solutions to improve IT systems.

Testing, Certification and Engineering

The company’s core competence covers tailored testing, certification and engineering services. This includes integrated sourcing strategies in addition to corrosion protection expertise and the management of pipe classes, particularly with respect to changing codes, regulations, ordinances and standards. The accredited testing organisation is also recognised as a Certified Body what facilitates launching components and systems.


TÜV SÜD Chemie Service’s approach ensures cost-efficient compliance with legal requirements and plants with an outstanding level of availability. Besides inspections, the experts provide hazard and risk assessment services and evaluate customers optimised risk-based turnaround strategies. Operators also benefit from software-based data management and end-to-end technical documentation. Reliable scheduling and execution of the inspection services including documentation are significant contributors to successful compliance management. In addition, the experts offer consulting services based on the HAZOP procedure for the systematic risk review of all possible process aspects, to ensure, that the design incorporates adequate safe guards to allow a process to stabilise at operation conditions and for confident shut downs. In order to complement the existing product portfolio with an established laboratory and premium advisory services, TÜV SÜD Process Safety determines data and reaction parameters for thermal process safety, explosion protection and safety assessments within the scope of the Seveso Directive in Europe.

Close to the Customer – Worldwide

In recent years, the construction of world-scale plants has increasingly moved to emerging markets. In order to increase cost efficiency large investment projects typically include global sourcing strategies. Dedicated quality assurance during design and manufacturing phase is of crucial importance to guarantee mechanical integrity of equipment – grounded in regulatory and customer specific standards. Industry-­sector-specific services help customers to keep control over their investments and operating costs. Further, the risk of service interruption and downtime in the operating phase can be mitigated significantly by ensuring the appropriate quality level during construction.

TÜV SÜD Data Management

Based on decades of in-depth industry experience, the experts deliver the essential high-quality level as a core value, turning TÜV SÜD Chemie Service into the internationally leading provider for reliable, sustainable and overall cost-effective plant safety. The global business unit Chemical and Process Industry (CPI) serves as one stop solution provider and delivers highly specialised services around the globe. Their experts are located close to their customers in major chemical markets complemented by
TÜV SÜD’s worldwide presence.

Company Profile

TÜV SÜD Chemie Service GmbH offers multidisciplinary project and system solutions for the chemical, process and pharmaceutical industries at international level. The inspection and certification company holds accreditations as a Certified Body. The service provider evolved from leading German chemical and pharmaceutical companies and is now a 100 per cent subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG.

Operating from their sites in Europe, the USA, China, Singapore and India, the experts of the global business unit Chemical and Process Industries (CPI) support their customers globally. TÜV SÜD is represented in more than 1,000 locations worldwide and operates globally with a team of more than 24,500 multi-disciplinary experts recognised as specialists in their respective fields. By combining impartial expertise with invaluable insights, the company adds tangible value to businesses, consumers and the environment. This helps to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage risk


TÜV SÜD Chemie Service GmbH
Markus Löb
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee
Building B 407
D-51368 Leverkusen
Tel.: 0214/86910-0

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