Greater safety thanks to a global service network
By further expanding its global position and wide range of digital safety services, the international expert organization DEKRA sustained significant growth in fiscal 2016. Revenues climbed by 6.7% to EUR 2.9 billion. Adjusted operating earnings (EBIT) improved by almost 10% to more than EUR 220 million. The number of employees rose by around 2,700 to a total of 39,357 by the end of 2016. The organization in the TIC (testing, inspection and certification) industry has been constantly increasing its revenues, earnings and the number of employees for 13 years now. As DEKRA reported in Stuttgart, the company continued to benefit from the global rise in demand for safety in 2016: "This positive performance is driven both by digitalization and the general rise in demand for safety," explained DEKRA's CEO Stefan Kölbl. "Connected and digital - and safe at all times. This is what we are committed to. Therefore, our strategy involves the expansion of our global presence as a testing and certification partner."