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Successfully Audited: Leek Recognized as a CB Test Laboratory

2017-07-04 20:00

COLOGNE, Germany, July 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TUV Rheinland is steadily and sustainably expanding its service portfolio to meet the growing challenges posed by the international market in the best possible way. This is why the TUV Rheinland Nederland B.V. test laboratory in Leek (Netherlands) underwent an audit conducted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). With the help of its conformity certification organization, the IECEE, the IEC issues rules for testing electronic products, better known as the CB (Certification Body) Scheme. Following a successful audit, Leek has been officially recognized as a CB test laboratory (CBTL). "This further strengthens our global network of laboratories," said Frank Mocking, an expert in the CB Scheme at TUV Rheinland. "We are now able to serve our customers even more comprehensively, particularly those based in the Netherlands."

CB certificate considered a seal of quality around the world

The approval criteria for electronic products are complex and in some cases vary a lot from one country to another. With the CB Scheme, the IECEE has developed a standardized procedure to make it easier for manufacturers to gain market access and to harmonize testing requirements. Over 50 countries -- including all major economic powerhouses -- are part of this multilateral agreement. "Certified products receive a CB certificate, which is recognized as a seal of quality around the world. Electrical appliances that have been certified in Leek can be easily launched on the market in Japan or in China, for instance," explained Mocking. "The report that is issued in this context can also be used as a basis for subsequent certifications at national level, such as the S-Mark in Japan." 

IT products and measuring instruments

Leek is the newest among TUV Rheinland's CBTLs and has been recognized as a testing center for IT products and measuring instruments. "Of course, the scope of its testing activities may be further expanded in the future if need be," said Mocking.   

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group employs 19,700 people around the globe. Annual revenue is more than EUR1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all industrial sectors and areas of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects, processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs and testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website:  

Source: TUV Rheinland Singapore Pte Ltd
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