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TÜV Rheinland, an international leader in technical inspection services

The TÜV Rheinland international consortium, to which TÜV Rheinland Navarra belongs, is a leading international group in the service sector. It is an independent, neutral and competent entity in technical inspection and quality inspection services with over 30 years’ experience in Spain, where it has a solid business structure. It offers a wide range of integrated services that combine certification and inspection with innovative business solutions, which have led it to become one of the companies with the greatest international prestige in its field.

DSince its creation in 1872 in Cologne, Germany, TÜV Rheinland has been a synonym for quality and safety in its interaction with people, technology and the environment. Security, consultancy and compliance are its main products in the global and local markets, putting into practice innovative concepts and converting them into solutions that add value, always from the perspective of an organisation with a global focus.

Its history is one of a testing and regional inspection organisation that grew to become a provider of technical services with different stages in its international expansion.

TÜV Rheinland’s experts examine technical systems, products and service on the basis of the principles of total impartiality in the performance of their work, without having any interests in manufacturing, installation and marketing companies or of any type that could represent a conflict of interests or jeopardise the objective nature of the results of its activities.

The group now employs more than 17,000 people in 500 offices in 65 countries and earns revenues of over 1.4 billion euros a year.

In Navarre it currently has TIV stations in Pamplona, Arbizu and Doneztebe-Santesteban.


  • 1987 - The first Technical Inspection of Vehicules station opened in Spain.
  • 1989 - Entry of Sodena into TÜV Rheinland Navarra. The first TIV station was opened in Mercairuña (Pamplona).
  • 1990 - Opening up of new markets in South America and Portugal.
  • 1993 - Started activity as a Certification Body for DIN/EN/ISO 9000/TÜV Cert standards in Spain.
  • 1998 - Accreditation of TÜV Rheinland Navarra, S.A. No. 02/EI/ITV002 under the UNE-EN 45004: 1995 standard for the Technical Inspection of Vehicles.
    Exit of Sodena.



Sodena’s participation in TÜV Rheinland Navarra, S.A. was a key factor in our ability to undertake the business of the technical inspection of vehicles and set up a second TIV station in Navarra.

As a result, the region not only saw the network of this obligatory public service extended as a result of the concession system, through the agreement between Sodena and TÜV Rheinland, the territorial scope of the concession areas was also increased.

As a partner in TÜV Rheinland Navarra, Sodena always supported our efforts to improve. Our collaboration lasted until 1998, when Sodena decided to sell its stake in TÜV Rheinland Navarra.

Ignacio Mosso
CEO, TÜV Rheinland Group in Spain




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