1. Mr. Stefan Bauer, you are the Managing Director of TÜV SÜD in Basel. Would you briefly explain who TÜV SÜD is?
TÜV SÜD (Technischer Überwachungsverein) is a German company based in Munich, which, for more than 150 years, has been the partner of choice for quality, safety and sustainability solutions.

Globally, it employs around 26,000 people in 46 countries. In Switzerland, our experts at our locations in Zurich, Winterthur, Basel and Visp provide high-quality technical services in the areas of process safety for the chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries; plant safety; rail transport technology; and management services.

We also have our own academy for further training and development. The Basel location is home to TÜV SÜD’s globally unique and successful centre of competence for process safety, which has been instrumental in developing the state of the art for 50 years and offers comprehensive, high-quality solutions for risk management in the chemical and process industry.

2. What does your concept entail, and what are your goals?
After having successfully built up several areas of TÜV SÜD in Switzerland in recent years, we will continue to systematically expand our portfolio, both vertically and horizontally. This means that we will also continue to grow at all our locations in Switzerland. We will achieve this through accelerated organic growth on the one hand and through acquisitions on the other.

Stefan Bauer, CEO of TÜV SÜD.

Stefan Bauer, CEO of TÜV SÜD.

3. Why did you choose Rosental Mitte as your company location?
We were ‘given’ the Rosenthal location (in a manner of speaking) around seven years ago through our acquisition of Swissi Process Safety GmbH. Its location means it has very good traffic connections, while also being close to the city. It is also ideally located for our cross-border commuters from Germany and France. We are currently also discussing a further expansion of the space and our aim is to stay on the Rosental site.

4. How is the interaction with the other companies?
Our Process Safety division actually does have some customer relationships on the site. We would also like to see even more chemical/pharmaceutical industry/service providers on site, as was the case in previous decades. But there should certainly also be potential there for the new areas of Management Services (Certifications) or the Academy, which we’d like to make more use of through greater interaction at the site.