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Anecdotes

The people on this trip

Twelve encounters that left their mark on this magazine.

 

 

 

Normally, Eddy Smit inspects every truck on his own, just as the six co-workers in his team do at the other South African sites. However, he got reinforcements for the site visit in Centurion: Donovan Sloan made a special trip from Durban, 600 kilometers away. (Johannesburg)

 

 

For more than two decades, Helio da Silva has worked in the favela projects in São Paulo, supervising the construction of over 20,000 homes during this time. His employer, Bureau de Projetos e Consultoria, has been a part of the TÜV SÜD Group since 2013. (São Paulo)

 

 

Even in his personal life, Bryan Cubitt can’t stay away from LED lights and low-energy bulbs: while doing the weekend shopping with his family, he regularly finds his way to the electrical departments in supermarkets to see which of the lights he inspected are currently being sold. (Atlanta)

 

 

On the job in Texas, Jason Jacobs sometimes works up quite a sweat: long-sleeved, fireproof shirts and pants are mandatory attire during inspections at refineries and power plants, even if summer temperatures rise to over 40°C. (Houston)

 

 

The EMC tests conducted by Eiji Akiba and his co-workers are in high demand in Japan. But other innovations also receive support from this division, which specializes in testing the safety and function of credit and debit cards. (Yonezawa)

 

 

In Shanghai, Wenjun Chen was ready to open the toy laboratory to visitors on a Saturday to demon-strate the way a stuffed toy rabbit is tested. Upon opening the lab’s security gate, she was surprised to discover nearly the entire team waiting there in solidarity. (Shanghai)

 

 

As an expert in fairground rides, Patrycjusz Idzikowski travels around the world on a regular basis. One drawback is that he’s never managed to attend a parent-teacher conference at his children’s school. “Dad’s riding roller coasters again," explain his kids. The others wish they had a father like him. (Hong Kong)

 

 

Even on his Sundays off, everything revolves around food for Sudhakar Manne. That’s when this food inspector makes sure that others are getting enough to eat. He regularly takes an active role in helping to feed the poor in his community in Secunderabad. (Rajahmundry)

 

 

Only a small number of companies in Turkey may use the term TÜRK. It is a special honor to have this government approval— yet another reason why Rahmi Aksu is particularly proud of his work at TÜVTÜRK. (Bursa)

 

 

 

Valentina Monaco supervises railway projects around the world. She especially enjoys working with her Turkish clients. “The engineers here are extremely open to suggestions and are great at dealing with criticism." (Istanbul)

 

 

On historic ground in Görlitz, Olaf Schüssler does his work. The current TÜV SÜD testing area served as a research facility in the 1960s. At that time, components from all over Europe were already being tested, since railroad tracks don’t stop at borders. (Görlitz)

 

 

Hans-Ulrich Zbil comes by his cable car enthusiasm naturally. His parents ran the Kampenwand Cable Car, a bi-cable gondola lift in the Chiemgau Alps, about 80 kilometers southeast of Munich. (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

 

 

Behind The Scenes

The world tour from another perspective