DEKRA Insight Announces Acquisition of Optimus Seventh Generation

Oxnard, CA - July 8, 2015 – Global consulting, testing, and advisory firm DEKRA Insight today announced the acquisition of Optimus Seventh Generation Ltd., in Aberdeen, Scotland, a company specializing in safety consulting to industry. The acquisition marks another expansion of DEKRA Insight’s portfolio of services and reach throughout the UK, Scandinavia, and beyond. Terms were not disclosed.

Over 65 highly qualified safety experts and consultants work for Optimus Seventh Generation, bringing the DEKRA Insight global workforce to over 550. The services offered by Optimus Seventh Generation include behavior-based safety, on-site coaching and training, occupational health and safety training, and risk diagnosis.

DEKRA Insight CEO Colin Duncan comments, “Together with our legacy businesses, Optimus Seventh Generation enhances our presence in the region and creates the ability to provide services across a broader range of safety needs in high-risk industries. The result will be greater growth for our business and more opportunities for all of our employees.”

Optimus Seventh Generation CEO Derek Smith says the acquisition advances the firm’s mission to make a difference in the world of work. Smith comments, “DEKRA Insight’s dedication to safety excellence, along with its technical and operational capabilities, offers our clients more solutions for their safety improvement challenges.”

About Optimus Seventh Generation

Optimus Seventh Generation (https://www.optimus-she.com) is a behavioral change consultancy with the capability to transform safety culture and performance in high-hazard industries. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Optimus Seventh Generation specializes in helping clients implement significant change and deliver operational excellence with safety at the core.

About DEKRA Insight

DEKRA Insight (http://www.dekrainsight.com) is the global consulting, testing, and advisory firm that is making work safer for organizations around the world. A service unit of the safety organization DEKRA S.E. (http://www.dekra.com/en/home), DEKRA Insight is made up of legacy businesses BST, Chilworth, and RCI Safety. Together we help organisations improve organizational and process safety and implement software solutions in support of safety performance to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect assets. DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees, and growing, in 22 offices and 16 countries.

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Corporate contact: Amy Chilla, DEKRA Insight, 1000 Town Center Drive, Suite 600 Oxnard, CA 93036 - - +1 949-218-0312