Dekra was founded in 1925 as a vehicle inspection company. Later however, its focus included the inspections of technical systems as well. In 1946 the headquarters moved from Berlin to Stuttgart where it remains today. Presently, the company employs 25,000 people and has an approximated turnover of 1.9 billion Euro.
In order to achieve this turnover Dekra increased the services it offers and additionally includes damage reports, accident analyses, training, product testing, building surveys, corporate consultancy and specialist publication.
The company became globally famous by securing winning Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher between 1991 and 1995 as exclusive advertising partner.