TÜV SÜD on Growth Course: Significant Rise in Revenue and Earnings

By Tuev Sued Ag, PRNE
Monday, May 16, 2011

2010 Balance Sheet: EUR 1.55 Billion in Revenue and Earnings Before Taxes of EUR 123 Million

MUNICH, May 17, 2011 - TÜV SÜD significantly stepped up its pace of growth in 2010. In the past
year, the international service corporation increased its revenue by 10.1 per
cent to over EUR 1.55 billion (2009: EUR 1.41 billion), while earnings before
taxes even show a year-on-year increase of 21 per cent to EUR 123 million
(2009: EUR 102 million).

The TÜV SÜD headcount rose by 1,600 to over 16,000 employees. The company
reported growth throughout all divisions and regions and also got off to an
excellent start in the current fiscal 2011. Chairman of the Board Dr Axel
thus summarized the group's favourable situation at today's annual
balance sheet press conference, held at the corporate headquarters in Munich.
Stepken emphasized, "We expect further dynamic growth in 2011, driven by
factors including numerous international acquisitions." TÜV SÜD also expects
strong impetus from innovative growth areas such as energy from renewable
sources and electromobility.

Safe electromobility: TÜV SÜD aims to become the market leader

The company is also continuing at full power along the road of
electromobility. Horst Schneider, Member of the Board of Management of TÜV
SÜD AG, believes the group is well on the way to its goal of becoming the
world's number one provider of battery testing and certification services for
electric vehicles. To this end, TÜV SÜD is currently further expanding its
global network of testing facilities by adding new laboratories in North
, Singapore and Germany. According to Schneider, the acquisition of
Innovative Testing Solutions in Canada early this year was a significant step
towards consolidating this leading position.

Energy transition provides significant impetus for business

In the area of future energy supply, too, important decisions which will
determine the course of future development are currently being made. "In the
wake of Fukushima, the theme of energy transition is dominating public
discussions," said Stepken. The primary goal of energy transition, he warned,
must be to ensure safe, reliable and, not least, also affordable energy
supply. To reach this goal, renewables and their associated infrastructure
need to be expanded rapidly, the use of fossil resources in coal- and natural
gas-fired power stations optimized further, safe and reliable operation of
existing power stations ensured and the efficiency of energy input
significantly improved. "At TÜV SÜD, we provide services in all of the above
areas," explained the Chairman of the Board of Management. "By providing our
expertise and experience, we make a major contribution to ensuring the safety
and reliability of all types of energy production and transfer." Given this,
he described the energy transition as a major opportunity for the further
successful development of TÜV SÜD.

Consistent expansion of renewables

TÜV SÜD sees major growth opportunities in the field of renewables,
particularly in the field of wind power. "We will continuously further expand
our capacities and expertise in this area," declared Stepken. He announced
that TÜV SÜD will continue its upward momentum over the coming years,
creating a large number of jobs. The company also continues its aim of
raising revenue to EUR 2.4 billion by 2014.

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[i] TÜV SÜD is a leading international service organization catering to
the strategic business segments INDUSTRY, MOBILITY and CERTIFICATION. Over
16,000 employees are represented at more than 600 locations throughout the
world. Optimizing technology, systems and know-how, the interdisciplinary
specialist teams act as process partners to strengthen their customers'

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