As part of its global expansion strategy, Germany-based testing service provider TÜV Rheinland has opened a new location in Bern. The subsidiary will primarily offer consulting, inspection and quality assurance services in the railway and energy technology sectors throughout Switzerland, explains a press release.

Swiss railway operators spend 350 million francs each year on infrastructure maintenance. The new entity will advise them on how to reduce the wear costs resulting from vehicle-track interaction. As far as the energy sector is concerned, TÜV Rheinland Schweiz will offer its expertise in the dismantling of nuclear power plants. According to the Berner Zeitung, the company plans to create 10 jobs in Bern over the next 12 months.

Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, TÜV Rheinland employs 20,000 people in 69 countries and generates annual revenues of 1.88 billion euros.