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Process Safety Testing Capabilites Expand With New DEKRA Insight & TNO Partnership

SOUTHAMPTON, EnglandFeb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKRA Insight, the global leader in safety at work, today announced a strategic partnership with the Process Safety and Dangerous Goods Division of TNO Chemicals Industry, a Dutch independent research organisation. 

Both DEKRA Insight and TNO will be expanding the solutions provided to their respective clients throughout Europe and beyond. TNO has specific testing methods and large scale laboratory facilities that complement DEKRA Insight's in-house process safety capabilities such as:

  • Incident replication
  • Detonation testing

In-turn, DEKRA Insight will provide TNO clients with new capabilities around other regulatory testing (eg. REACH), chemical reaction and electrostatic hazards analysis.

"This partnership reinforces our European position in leading process safety testing within DEKRA Insight (formerly Chilworth). TNO's special facilities and expertise in energetic materials will help us to offer improved and complementary solutions to our clients," commented Hervé Vaudrey, DEKRA Insight Regional Director Process Safety Consulting EMEA.

Peter Wolfs, Director of TNO Chemicals Industry adds, "We are very enthusiastic about the partnership with DEKRA Insight. With this partnership we can open up our unique state of the art facilities and our knowledge to more companies in Europe."

About DEKRA Insight

As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and business partner to many of the world's largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. Our knowledge and experience enables clients to mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner—and in the process, enhance business performance. DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of our legacy businesses, each an institution in safety: BST, Chilworth, RCI Safety, Russell Consulting, Optimus Seventh Generation, and partner RoundTheClock Resources.  

DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.

About TNO

TNO has over 3000 professionals who put their knowledge and experience to work in creating smart solutions to complex issues. These innovations help to sustainably strengthen industrial competitiveness and social wellbeing. We are partnered by some 3000 companies and organizations, including SMEs, in the Netherlands and around the world.

For more information about TNO go to www.tno.nl.

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