The motor car was invented in Germany 120 years ago - and for over 80 years DEKRA has provided technical expert services to ensure ever higher levels of vehicle and road safety. The knowledge we have built up over the decades and the resulting competence this gives us are highly appreciated everywhere in the world. This is because DEKRA is synonymous worldwide with “Safety made in Germany”. For instance, we successfully export our know-how and services around the world. We have further broadened the base of our successfully established network of technical expert companies i.e. in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovakia – by establishing new companies in Sweden, Slovenia and the Ukraine. In Brazil we hold a majority stake in a domestic partner and through this channel increasingly offer workshop tests and the DEKRA preowned car seal. In the US Federal States of Georgia and Texas we are gradually supplementing our inspection services with other expert services. In Southern France we have acquired a technology centre that is used by well-known car and tyre manufacturers, while in South Africa we are poised to launch the services of vehicle inspections and used car evaluations onto the market.