TÜV Rheinland acquires HON Consulting Srl

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Acquisition of our Italian Functional Safety and Cybersecurity consulting company strengthens non-regulated service business means expanding TÜV Rheinland’s service portfolio in Italy and beyond, thanks to our expertise in machine reliability and safety.


Cologne, Germany, 13 November 2023. TÜV Rheinland has acquired HON Consulting Srl, our company specialized in Functional Safety and Cybersecurity services for machinery and plants based in Prato, Italy, in a strategic move to strengthen its non-regulated service business. The acquisition was completed on November 8, 2023, with TÜV Rheinland Italia Srl assuming the role of the acquirer and sole shareholder.


Located in the Tuscany region, we are an established and independent consulting company. Our experts are highly specialized in machine safety, functional safety, cybersecurity and compliance management. The acquisition is in line with TÜV Rheinland’s growth strategy and significantly expands and strengthens TÜV Rheinland’s service portfolio in Italy.


Founded in 2014, our company currently employs approximately 40 people and serves Italian and International customers. “HON Consulting Srl services are highly complementary to the current offer of TÜV Rheinland in Italy. Both existing and future customers will benefit from the acquisition.” says Paolo Caglio, Country Manager Italy of TÜV Rheinland.


Our founders and partners say that “TÜV Rheinland is an excellent new home for our business, and this can realize an exciting growth potential and continue to create customer value.”


Gareth Book, Regional Business Stream Manager for Industrial Services & Cybersecurity, emphasizes the wide-ranging experience of our staff: “The acquisition adds expertise to our strong technical competence and personnel background, and consolidates our position as a key partner in the industry”.


Safety and quality in almost all areas of business and life: That’s what TÜV Rheinland stands for. The company has been active for more than 150 years and is one of the world’s leading testing service providers. TÜV Rheinland has more than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries and generates annual sales of around 2.3 billion euros. TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the globe, accompany innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In this way, the independent experts ensure trust along global flows of goods and value chains. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact for more sustainability and against corruption.

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