Newsletter TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o.

Dear Business Partners,
 
This year, we celebrate 25 years since the founding of our company. Over this period we have grown into a company with nearly 120 employees, 6 offices and our services have expanded from the traditional TÜV activities, i.e. technical inspections and certification system, to laboratory tests and services of Vehicle Inspection Stations (STK) and Car Emission Controls (SME). We attribute this success not only to the hard work of our colleagues, but especially to you, our clients and business partners. Therefore, it would be a pleasure if you would joint us to celebrate this anniversary at the upcoming meeting with the clients, for which we have prepared a special two-day program and which, I believe, will have a special atmosphere.

For more information see the News.

I am looking forward to meeting you!
 
Kind regards
Jan Weinfurt, Managing Director

Looking back to the first quarter

Accreditation of TÜV NORD Czech – News

Based on the assessment of the performance of the inspection body without non-conformities, the Czech Accreditation Institute (ČIA) has extended the validity of the accreditation of the inspection body, according to the new standard ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17 020:2012.

Our company has started the process of accreditation GMP+ (under the German DAkkS) striving to obtain the status of a critical location. The transitional period has been approved from March 1, 2015 till June 30, 2015. Since that period, documentation from the audits will be reviewed and released at TÜV NORD Czech in Prague, which will significantly reduce the time between the completion of the audit and the issuance of the certificate.


Start of cooperation with AF POWER Agency

At the beginning of 2015 our company has initiated co-operation with AF POWER Agency, the Publisher of the All for Power magazine and the operator of the information portal All for Power. 
The main purpose of our cooperation is a common organization of professional trainings and seminars for the energy sector; topics on which our clients can enjoy are, e.g. non-destructive testing, project management, legislative changes in the nuclear energy sector, construction and design and many others.

The closest upcoming seminars which have already been scheduled are:

  • Metallic materials, assessment of their properties and quality evaluation by mechanical and metallographic tests, April 23, 2015, Noem Arch Restaurant & Design Hotel, Brno
  • ASME – General Introduction, May 20, 2015, Hotel Olympic, Prague
  • Use and importance of standards ČSN EN ISO 3834-1 till 6 for implementation of welded structures and products in engineering practice, May 26, 2015, Maximus Resort, Brno

More detailed information about the program and the registration form are provided here.
Do not hesitate to contact us with your inquiries at klusova@tuev-nord.cz


Extension of portfolio of training courses of Testing Laboratory Brno

On March 20 and 27, 2015, the Testing Laboratory Brno has successfully completed a seminar focused on stainless materials, their properties, quality assessment and evaluation of the quality documentation. This was a tailored seminar, i.e. a seminar focused directly on issues of a specific customer, namely in the context of training courses organized with financial support from European funds.

This type of seminar can be offered by Testing Laboratory within the educational training for any company that needs to train its employees in the area of quality, acceptance, purchase, evaluation of quality and other requirements

For more information, please contact Head of Testing Laboratory RNDr. Alice Kotlánová at email: kotlanova@tuev-nord.cz or tel. 545 110 120-2. 


The economic performance of TÜV NORD GROUP in 2014 

Group turnover increased from the previous year by 3.1% to 1,089.5 million EUR, with the largest increase recorded in the technical inspections.

By planned purchase of new companies the Group expanded its expertise: the acquisition of the Spanish company ACPR in the field of medical technology and radiography, German Germanischer Lloyd Bautechnik (now TÜV NORD Bautechnik) in the field of fire protection of nuclear facilities and WPL German testing laboratory for mechanical / technical testing and technology analysis.

The main driving force for the growth continues to be the Group of innovation; in 2014, focusing in particular on new testing methods in the industry (under development is e.g. specially programmed data eyewear designed for inspection of elevators, testing robots for inspection of pipes and TÜV NORD drones with ambitions to play a supporting role in the future in the inspection of wind turbines). Requirements for the development of new methods or qualifications are based on a strategy 2020plus that the Group determined based on analysis of the expected global trends (digitization, urbanization or merger of IT and industry) - its aim is to keep our group at one of the leading places among providers of technical services.


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Meeting with the clients

Following the 25th anniversary of the company TÜV NORD Czech would like to take this opportunity to invite to the Meeting with the clients that we would like to hold on this occasion as a two-day meeting in the middle of vineyards.

Family Winery U Kapličky, which is located in the village Zaječí not far from Hustopečí will host this Meeting in two possible dates, June 16-17, or September 8-9, 2015.

The program will include apart from the traditional presentation of news in field of the legislative changes and review of standards (e.g. an amendment to ISO 9001: 2015 and milestones of transformation, changes in binding interpretations of IATF for ISO / TS 16 949, a new legislation for selected equipment in nuclear power and a new pressure directive) also wine tasting and a buffet accompanied by dulcimer.

Please, submit your applications (until April 30, 2015) to:
havrankova@tuev-nord.cz, fax: +420 495 535 426, or use our online application form: here

The meeting is prepared for all our clients; if you have not yet received from us an invitation with the program, application and our offer for accommodation, please contact Ms. Havránková (see above).

We look forward to meeting you!


New Pressure Equipment Directive

Directive of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/68 / EU on the harmonization of legislations of member states relating to the supply of pressure equipment to the market was published on June 27, 2014, is in force since July 19, 2014, with a following transition period:
Member States are required to adopt and publish law regulations and administrative provisions necessary for compliance with the article 13 of the new directive until February 28, 2015. From June 1, 2015 the article 13 of the new directive shall apply on classification of pressure equipment.

Member States are obliged adopt and publish the law requirements and administrative provisions necessary for compliance with the new directive until June 18, 2016.

The new directive is mandatory from June 19, 2016. Until June 18, 2016 Directive 97/23 /EC may be applied.

Certificates and decisions issued by conformity assessment bodies in accordance with Directive 97/23 /EC remain in force according to the new directive even after June 19, 2016.


If you have any questions please contact us at duba@tuev-nord.cz.
 


Introduction of low emission zones in Austria

Based on changes in legislation in Austria - introduction of so-called Umweltplakette in cities (similarly in Germany) sale of these labels will be launched during the second quarter as a supplementary service provided by our Vehicle Inspection Stations (STK).

You can find a list of addresses of STK stations, where Umweltplakette can be purchased  here

 


New service for customers of Testing Laboratory Brno

From April 1, 2015, we provide free collection of samples from the customers of the Testing Laboratory Brno (mechanical testing, metallographic and chemical laboratory, laboratory for testing fuels and biofuels) within a radius of 100 km from Brno.

Collection will be organized from a particular region as required, once a week on a particular day. 

Please send your requests daily on e-mail: gaspercikova@tuev-nord.cz or hajkova@tuev-nord.cz

 


Extension of the Certification ENplus

Certification ENplus of wood pellets, which TÜV NORD Czech carries out as the only provider in the Czech Republic upon approval by the EPC (European Pellet Council), has been extended to other states, that does not have a national ENplus licensor.

Currently, these services are available for manufacturers, sellers and transporters of wood pellets in the Czech Republic and other countries who want to succeed on the European and world market with quality graded wood pellets.

For more information please contact us at kotlanova@tuev-nord.cz

 


Organizational changes at TÜV NORD Czech

The transition to a divisional organization of our company will take place as of April 1, 2015. The reason for this change is to clearly define responsibilities for individual activities and therefore to streamline the provision of our services, increase flexibility and operability in relation to customers.  

This change does not involve any personnel changes; Ing. Daniel Jarchovský remains in position of the Head of the Conformity Assessment Division; Ing. Jiří Panáček remains in position of the Head of the Division of Certification of Management Systems; Head of the Transport Division is Ing. Petr Vostřez; RNDr. Alice Kotlánová remains in position of the Head of the Division of Testing Laboratory and the Head of the Projects and Training Division is Ing. Jiří Purm.

 


Trainings scheduled for the second quarter

April 9, 2015 - Informative training for ISO 50001 for energy management systems (EnMS), Prague, Ing. Petr Matušinský

April 23, 2015 - Metallic materials, assessment of their properties and quality evaluation by mechanical and metallographic tests, Brno, Stanislav Kazda, Ing. Pavel Šohaj, Ing. Jaroslav Pospíšil, RNDr. Alice Kotlánová (the training is organized in cooperation with AF Power)
 
May 20, 2015 - ASME General Introduction, Prague, Ing. David Duba, Ing. Mojmír Srnec (the training is organized in cooperation with AF Power)


May 26, 2015 - Use and importance of the CSN EN ISO 3834-1 to 6 for the implementation of welded structures and products in engineering practice, Brno, Ing. Stanislava Hurníková (the training is organized in cooperation with AF Power)
 
May 27, 2015 - Training of internal auditors ENplus, Brno, RNDr. Alice Kotlánová

June 4 - 5, 2015 - S-4 ASME Code Section VIII, Div. 2 - Alternative Rules / a 2-day seminar, Brno, Ing. David Duba, Ing. Pavel Vysoglad, Ing. Mojmír Srnec, Ing. Jan Haškovec, Ing. Jiří Naiman

June 22 - 24, 2015 - Training of internal auditors of the integrated system ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001: 2007, Prague, Ing. Petr Matušinský


If you have any questions, please contact:
Mrs. Simona Havránková (havrankova@tuev-nord.cz) or
Mr. Jiříh Purm (purm@tuev-nord.cz).

 
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