The beginnings of live-expert GmbH & Co. KG date back to 1988, when Andreas Schnur founded the Ing. & Sachverständigenbüro SCHNUR in Schmelz (Saarland).
It was followed by other offices in Rhineland-Palatinate and after then in the new federal states after the fall of the wall. This resulted in the development of corporate structures, the training of specialists and specialists around the subject of motor vehicle certification and hundreds of thousands of kilometers of travel between East and West to the individual branches.
During this time, the first thoughts arose to develop a video-live transmission system that allows experts to assess damage to objects without the usual travel times, regardless of the distance and spontaneously, quick and inexpensively.
This idea for today’s live-expert technology was implemented in 2004 in a parallel to the day-to-day business project, and developments soon started. In 2007, a team was put together and the first concrete results and successes emerged.
In 2009, the first vehicle damage assessment with the live-expert system was successfully completed. From this point on, the company started to acquire partner companies nationwide and to place the “Live-Expert System” in workshops and car dealerships.
Today, live-expert has a German-wide partner network with more than 400 partner companies that have the live-expert system and successfully work with it.
In the course of these development phases, the company has constantly adapted and expanded. For example, the former founding team has grown by a large number of employees, departments have been created and the organization of the company and processes has been continuously optimized.
So that the live-expert system can be marketed internationally as well as Germany, the cooperation with TÜV NORD Mobilität, a major partner in the industry, was decided upon. On January 1, 2018, live-expert GmbH & Co KG became TÜV NORD live-expert GmbH & Co. KG.