International expert organization DEKRA is expanding its industrial portfolio in the Benelux countries. DEKRA is acquiring the Industrial Safety Group headquartered in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. The consulting company specializes in safety coordination, occupational health and safety advisory and support in all industries.

The Industrial Safety Group, which comprises the companies Arbo Support and Industrial Safety Belgium, operates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The company is an industry leader in the region for consultancy, support and training in process industries such as the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, energy, pharmaceutical and food industries as well as in infrastructure projects. It has around 100 experienced specialists in occupational safety, health, prevention, coordination, fire safety and hazardous substances who assist reputable international companies in areas such as construction and assembly projects, change processes and inspection downtime or infrastructure projects.

“The Industrial Safety Group is a perfect fit with our portfolio and an excellent strategic platform for further expanding our range of services for international customers,” says Lothar Weihofen, head of the global DEKRA Insight (Consulting) business unit. “The company will strengthen the regional presence between our domestic markets of France and Germany. We are also acquiring valuable safety expertise with respect to shutdown, inspection and revision downtime.”

Expert organization DEKRA pools its global consulting business for all environmental, occupational health and safety and security matters in the DEKRA Insight (Consulting) strategic business unit. Experts working in the business areas of Organizational Safety & Reliability and Process Safety assist companies worldwide in all types of industries by means of safety analytics and diagnostics, consulting and training activities.  


DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2017, DEKRA generated sales totalling more than 3.1 billion Euros. The company currently employs more than 44,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.