Who we are

About GTÜ

The GTÜ organisation – who we are

  • More than 5,000 inspection engineers, motor vehicle experts and their qualified employees
  • Around than 10,300 inspection test stations in garages and car dealer­ships
  • 860 test centres run by GTÜ contract partners
  • More than 700 authorised signatories of the Technical Service
  • More than 250 employees at the head office in Stuttgart
  • Branches in Dortmund und Berlin
  • Sub­sidiaries:
    GTÜ Anlagen­sicherheit GmbH
    GTÜ Certification GmbH
    GTÜ Prüfmittel­service GmbH

Technology requires safety – GTÜ

The management of GTÜ

Die Geschäftsführung der GTÜ
Die Geschäftsführung der GTÜ: v. l. n. r. Dr. Frederik Schmidt, Gabriele Schmidt-Rauße & Thomas Emmert

Gabriele Schmidt-Rauße took on the role of Managing Director at GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH on 1 October 2022. In her current position, she oversees various areas, including sales and marketing, new services, the certification body, academy, and human resources. Before joining GTÜ, Gabriele Schmidt-Rauße served as the Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH until 2018. Subsequently, from 2019 until her transition to GTÜ, she held the position of Managing Director at Bureau Veritas and also served as the Vice President, Industry & Facilities for the DACH region.

Thomas Emmert has assumed the role of Managing Director at GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH since 1 October 2022, overseeing the areas of IT, Operations, Finance, and Corporate Development. Prior to his current position, Thomas Emmert served as the Managing Director of Sixt Mobility Consulting GmbH until 2018. He also held the position of Managing Director at BwFuhrparkService GmbH before joining the team at GTÜ.

Dr. Fredrik Schmidt assumed the role of Managing Director at Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH on 1 July 2023. The doctor of law joined the company in 2011 and has been a member of the board of directors of the subsidiary company GTÜ-ATEEL AG since 2016. In 2017, he took charge of the Legal and Political Department at GTÜ. He received power of attorney as early as April 2022, marking his inclusion in the management team. As of June 2022, Dr. Fredrik Schmidt has gradually taken on additional responsibilities for other operational areas of GTÜ, including GTÜ Prüfmittelservice GmbH.


The management of GTÜ opens up further service areas and fields of activity for its partners and is constantly improving its products and services. In this way, GTÜ ensures „More service for 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/master craftswoman or master craftsman). If a motor vehicle expert is affiliated to the BVSK, then consumers, insurance companies and lawyers can be certain that the expert in question has fulfilled the association’s guidelines and satisfied the theoretical and practical prerequisites for practising the profession of expert.

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.


GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH
Vor dem Lauch 25 · 70567 Stuttgart
Postfach 81 03 20 · 70520 Stuttgart
TEL. +49 711 97676-0
FAX +49 711 97676-199
E-MAIL info@gtue.de
WEB www.gtue.de

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

Charlottenstrasse 62
10117 Berlin
TEL. +49 30 259299-0
FAX +49 30 259299-19
E-MAIL berlin@gtue.de

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

Freie-Vogel-Strasse 393
44269 Dortmund (in the ADAC Centre)
TEL. +49 231 476435-35
FAX +49 231 476435-45
E-MAIL nrw@gtue.de

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 5,000 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