Dekra Industrial’s sole reason for existence is safety,” says Johan Gerber, Director at Dekra Industrial RSA, and it is evident that these are more than just words. Since 1925, when Dekra began its journey into safety services in the international automotive industry, the company has continued to pursue a strategy which enshrines and elevates the importance of safety throughout the many industrial sectors in which the company works, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Dekra Industrial has grown into the largest industrial inspection entity worldwide under private ownership, and the local business – Dekra Industrial RSA – has been building on its parent company’s key safety ethos in South Africa for the past 38 years.
As such, Dekra Industrial RSA provides accredited Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services, material testing, laboratory services, advanced NDT, asset integrity services and industry training to various industry sectors. These include the nuclear, power generation, oil and gas, construction, petrochemical, manufacturing, fabrication, pulp and paper, rail, mining, steel, and foundries industries in South Africa and pan-Africa. Dekra Industrial RSA is in the process of becoming RD 0034 compliant – an important nuclear safety compliance standard – and is one of the few NDT companies locally to hold the ISO 45001: 2018 certification.