About Us

The preservation of human life through the delivery of quality products

DEKRA's Operational Business Units


European market leader in periodic vehicle inspections, various vehicle appraisal services and emission analyses.


Market leader in periodic vehicle inspections in countries outside of Germany where it has established operating centres as well as Franchises.


Quality and environmental management certification and the third largest industrial testing and certification supplier in France.


Leading training partner for business and public authorities, transport and warehousing logistics.

DEKRA Automotive

DEKRA Automotive Pty Ltd commenced operations in South Africa on 1 October 2008 with its core products of Certificate of Roadworthiness and Technical Inspection Checks. DEKRA Automotive is a joint venture partnership with DEKRA Germany, a market leader in the supply of COR’s and Technical Checks – the DEKRA seal - and is present in 19 countries worldwide.

With annual Sales exceeding Euro 2.006 Billion (2011) and a work force of 27 321 employees, DEKRA is the market leading supplier of periodical vehicle Roadworthy Inspection and related expert services in Europe.

DEKRA was established in Berlin in 1925 and with the fall of the Berlin Wall, an opportunity arose for DEKRA to develop a comprehensive vehicle testing network in the former East Germany. In 1998, DEKRA began an aggressive expansion strategy and today DEKRA operates in 27 European countries via 166 subsidiaries and associated companies and is represented in USA, Brazil, China, Morocco and South Africa.

DEKRA Global

During 2008, DEKRA enhanced its competitive position internationally with its expansion into Southern Africa via DEKRA Automotive (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture between DEKRA Automotive International and FirstRand. Using the expertise of highly qualified employees and innovative services and products and a strategy of acquisition to gain critical mass, DEKRA Automotive (Pty) Ltd quickly established a Test Centre network and now has a national footprint of over 40 vehicle inspection test centres and is aiming to increase this to 70 test centres.

DEKRA Automotive South Africa (Pty) Ltd has a workforce of over 370 people and growing.

DEKRA Automotive’s Strategic Vision

Worldwide DEKRA is known for the highest standards of quality, the level of expertise of its employees and the fact that once DEKRA places its name on a product; be it a Roadworthy or Safety Certificate, the DEKRA name is completely trusted.

We believe this knowledge and awareness helps to build safety for motorists and the community. At DEKRA we care about your safety.

Above all, DEKRA stands for one fundamental:

"The preservation of human life through the delivery of quality products."

Fraud Prevention

Help DEKRA fight against fraud or corruption by letting us know if you suspect any illegal activities. You can report a fraud to DEKRA Head Office by using our online fraud reporting form, or by speaking to our specialist fraud advisers on 012 542 4867

Job Opportunities

For a list of job opportunities please visit: DEKRA international job offers

AA Affiliation

In addition to acquiring existing test centres, DEKRA Automotive (Pty) Ltd purchased the Franchise rights of AA Test and Drive from the Automobile Association of South Africa and to date has appointed two DEKRA franchisees with more pending. DEKRA Automotive (Pty) Ltd is now represented in six Provinces in South Africa.

The AA believes that DEKRA has the expertise and capability to upgrade the standard of testing through the employment of sophisticated systems, equipment, processes and methodologies to offer AA Members. AA Members are entitled to a 15% discount on any of DEKRA’s services.

To find out more about the AA, or to enrol as a Member of the AA and receive your online discount when you select a recurring debit order, visit the AA's website.