Who we are
The GTÜ organisation – who we are
- More than 2,500 inspection engineers and motor vehicle experts
- More than 11,000 inspection test stations in garages and car dealerships
- More than 700 test centres run by GTÜ contract partners
- 500 authorised signatories of the Technical Service
- More than 250 employees at the head office in Stuttgart
- Branches in Dortmund und Berlin
GTÜ Anlagensicherheit GmbH
GTÜ Zertifizierungsstelle GmbH
GTÜ Prüfmittelservice GmbH
GTÜ ATEEL AG
Technology requires safety – GTÜ
The management of GTÜ
Robert Köstler has been Managing Director of GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH and Spokesman of the Management Board since 1 July 2016. Among other things, he is responsible for all business sections which require a notification or accreditation. Robert Köstler has held various management positions at GTÜ since 1995.
The GTÜ management is opening up to further service areas and fields of activity for its partners. It is constantly improving its products and services. In this way, GTÜ provides “extra service for your safety”.
The three shareholders of GTÜ
The GTÜ is supervised by three shareholders.
Today’s AGS was founded in 1980 as AGS-DAT ”Arbeitsgemeinschaft der DAT-Vertragspartner e. V.”. Since 2001, it has represented the interests of its roughly 460 members under the name AGS (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kfz-Sachverständigen e. V. – Working Group of Motor Vehicle Experts).
The purpose of the association is to organise the exchange of experience among its members and to represent their interests in politics, business and the public. Originally, AGS members were only active in the private sector areas of motor vehicle appraisal and damage assessment.
With GTÜ, AGS members have also succeeded in becoming active in the official sector. Inspection activities in accordance with Annex VIIIb StVZO (German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations) have been greatly expanded in recent years.
BVS-Kfz-Sachverständigen-Verein e. V.
The BVS-KSV was founded in 1989. It represents the interests of its members with regard to the organisation of vehicle inspections for freelance and full-time motor vehicle experts. It also performs trustee tasks for the Bundesverband öffentlich bestellter und vereidigter sowie qualifizierter Sachverständiger (BVS) e. V. (Federal Association of Publicly Appointed and Sworn as Well as Qualified Experts). The BVS has set itself the goal of representing the profession of publicly appointed and sworn or comparably qualified experts in public and of safeguarding its interests.
The members of the BVS-Kraftfahrzeugsachverständigen-Verein are experts in the fields of motor vehicle damage and assessment as well as in road traffic accidents and accident reconstruction.
The specialist area of motor vehicle damage and valuations embraces, among other things, the determination of damage to vehicles after an accident or breakdown as well as the determination of repair costs, loss of use and depreciation.
In addition, the valuers are proven experts when it comes to assessing vehicle values – whether it’s a matter of replacement value, dealer purchase value or the residual value of vehicles and regardless of whether it is a car, truck, special vehicle or two-wheeler, vintage car or modern classic. They also assess vehicle defects after purchase or sale and determine causes for unit damage such as damage to the engine or transmission.
The BVSK e.V. (Bundesverband der freiberuflichen und unabhängigen Sachverständigen für das Kraftfahrzeugwesen – Federal Association of Freelance and Independent Motor Vehicle Experts) is the largest association of freelance motor vehicle experts in Germany with roughly 800 members.
The purpose of the association is to represent the professional, economic and social interests of its members.
The primary objective of the BVSK is the legal enforcement and establishment of the professional profile for motor vehicle experts as developed by the association. This makes the exercising of the profession dependent on the fulfilment of certain minimum criteria (engineering degree/
Moreover, the BVSK offers motor vehicle experts, lawyers, insurers and repair companies comprehensive information on all aspects of vehicles.
Our locations and GTÜ vehicle test centres
GTÜ head office in Stuttgart
The Bundesverband öffentlich bestellter und vereidigter sowie qualifizierter Sachverständiger e. V. (BVS) is the German association of publicly appointed, sworn and qualified experts. The BVS founded GTÜ in Munich in 1977 under its president Hans J. Altmeier. Its original purpose was the technical monitoring and inspection of systems and vehicles of all kinds. In 1981, GTÜ was transformed into an expert organisation by 110 independent motor vehicle experts as GTÜ contractual partners in Stuttgart. Since then, the head office, with over 250 employees, has been located in the capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.
EV charging station
A charging station with ten charging points is available to our customers and visitors at the main entrance to our head office in Stuttgart.
GTÜ head office Berlin
Please note that the GTÜ head office is in an environmental zone and only cars with an emissions sticker for emissions group 4 (green) can enter it.
North Rhine-Westphalia Branch
Locations of the GTÜ partners
GTÜ’s test engineers and motor vehicle experts are the right people to contact to ensure your road safety. Altogether 2,500 inspection engineers and experts carry out periodic technical inspection (PTI) across Germany in the name of and on behalf of GTÜ. They would be happy to answer your questions and explain every detail of the inspection report for your vehicle. Feel free to visit them at the vehicle test centres and benefit from their individual customer service. Find the right GTÜ partner near you:
- Periodic technical inspection – PTI (Hauptuntersuchung, HU) including the emissions test and much more
- Plant safety
- Collateral building service
- GTÜ vintage car experts