Report of the Management Board

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Customers and Partners,

In the fiscal year 2019, DEKRA demonstrated resilience, and despite a weaker economic climate, has continued to grow in several markets.

The year 2019 was marked by trade conflicts and political problems all over the world. This had an impact on the previously positive market conditions. However, thanks to its excellent position, DEKRA continued to grow – true to the expression: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” One success factor was no doubt the ongoing organizational development in eight Service Divisions and

regions since the start of 2019. Through this, DEKRA is able to interconnect its expertise ever better and leverage this to the advantage of its customers. The positive development of the business also owes itself to the fact that the Supervisory Board monitors the Management Board and there is congruence in the aims for the organization. This is particularly applicable for the strategic decisions and the aim to position DEKRA right at the front of the business areas of the digital world. Initiatives like the Trust Center or our commitment to secure connectivity help to underpin DEKRA’s role as a Thoughtleader in areas such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, and mobility of the future. On behalf of the Presidential Board and the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank DEKRA’s employees for their enormous commitment. I would also like to thank all the members of DEKRA e.V, as well as our customers and business partners, for placing their trust in us.

Thomas Pleines
Chairman of the Presidential Board of DEKRA e.V.,
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DEKRA SE