Our history

  Societé Générale de Surveillance TÜV Saarland e.V.
1871   Foundation as „Pfälzischer Dampfkessel-Revisions-Verein“ („Pfälzischer Autoclaves-Revision-Club“)
1878 Foundation in Paris as provider of the inspection of grain charges in French harbors  
1880   Takeover of sovereign duties for the security check of technical appliances so that people and environment are protected against harmful consequences of the industrial technology. Reason for that had been the increasing application of autoclaves.
1900   Check-up of the first automobiles
1913 Market leader in grain inspection with 45 branches throughout Europe  
1915 Relocation of the head office to Geneva for being able to keep neutrality during First World War  
1928 Branches in 21 countries all over the world  
1939 Expansion with the inspection and analysis of raw materials, minerals and metals  
1955 Diversification of the core business with the inspection of industrial goods and machines  
1965 With the acquisition of the SGS NDT Gottfeld the SGS gains the competence for non-destructive inspections  
1981 Going public  
1990   250 associates work for the TÜV Saarland e.V.
1990er Broadening of business transactions towards Russia and Asia  
1998 Foundation of the concerted joint venture SGS-TÜV Saarland GmbH
2004 Acquisition of the INSTITUT FRESENIUS Chemische und Biologische Laboratorien AG  
2008 Change of name in „SGS-TÜV GmbH – ein Unternehmen der SGS-Gruppe und des TÜV Saarland e.V.”
2011 Change of name in „SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH”