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 organisations. The company currently employs over 37,000 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. 26 million vehicle inspections per year make DEKRA the global number one. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.
DEKRA has been active in motor sports for decades and is working for the safety of all parties involved. In the DTM, DEKRA has been a Technical Partner for more than 25 years, performs the scrutineering on behalf of DMSB and makes sure that rules and regulations are complied with. At the same time, DEKRA is a sponsor of the series. Among the other racing series in which DEKRA is active as a sponsor are the ADAC GT Masters, ADAC Formula 4 and the Moto-3 series within the German SUPERBIKE.IDM. In Formula 1, DEKRA is involved as a personal sponsor of Nico Hülkenberg.
DEKRA is running several FIA-approved testing sites for crash tests, for safety structures like rollover bars, for seats, seat belts, helmets, as well as fuel and material tests. The DEKRA experts are, among other things, also FIA’s partner in high speed tests for crash barriers used in Formula 1.