Given the importance of testing to the safety of the mobility of the future, DEKRA has invested heavily in building and continuously upgrading Europe’s largest independent test area for automated and connected mobility at the Lausitzring racetrack in Klettwitz, Germany. DEKRA’s Connectivity Test Center in Málaga, Spain, with its strong testing capability and research and development experience in wireless communications, is another important part of the international testing network. In addition, DEKRA has been looking forward and is enhancing its testing capabilities for future mobility in Asia. With the acquisition of Movon Test Laboratory in September 2020, DEKRA has successfully extended its automotive testing network to Korea.
“The acquisition of Movon Test Laboratory is an important strategic step in further expanding DEKRA’s global automotive testing network,” says Stan Zurkiewicz, previously in charge of DEKRA’s business in East and South Asia and currently a member of the board of DEKRA SE. “We expect strong growth in the coming years in the Asian market and in EMC and RF testing.”
As a global partner for a safe world, DEKRA wants to play its part in making sure that the dynamic development of automated and connected vehicles takes place in a safe way for everyone involved.
DEKRA in Korea
Before acquiring Movon Test Laboratory located in Yongin, DEKRA was already involved in product safety testing in Korea at its location in Seoul, in particular in the area of explosion safety protection testing and certification of products used in hazardous locations.
DEKRA’s global EMC and RF laboratory network comprises primary locations in Germany (Stuttgart), in the Netherlands (Arnhem), Spain (Málaga), Mainland China (ten laboratories in all major industrial centers such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Linkou, and Hsinchu), and the US (Sterling, Virginia).