LabTest and DNV sign MOU for North American product testing, inspection, and certification services.
Delta, BC, Canada, February 9, 2023 – LabTest Certification Inc. & DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance are proud to announce their new strategic alliance for providing localized services for Hazardous Locations (Ex) Equipment to manufacturers needing product approvals for the North American, European, U.K., South American and other international markets. With offices and laboratories located globally, the two teams combined bring a broad range of Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to the table. LabTest and DNV, respectively, also provide testing and certification services for other product categories, such as Electrical, EMC, Gas, Plumbing, Marine, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials, as well as Environmental Testing, both through in house and on-site evaluations.
The goal of the collaboration is to better assist organizations of all sizes and industry types with their Testing, Certification, and Factory Assessments needs, around the globe, by providing a One-Stop Solution with easier and localized access to technical expertise. As a result, clients will benefit from cost reduction, fast time to market, and international market acceptance.
“With this new agreement, LabTest is excited to team up with DNV and through a joint effort, provide manufacturers of Ex Equipment with North American and global approvals, while keeping our focus on the one basic value where every client, large or small, is just as important. As we understand that time to market is of the essence, we believe in keeping the product compliance process as simple as possible. One of the advantages of this collaboration is that manufacturers seeking certifications for the North American market (cLCus Mark) will be able to access local approval services no matter where they are located.” says Kavinder Dhillon, President of LabTest Certification Inc.
David Tellez, Regional Lead – Americas, DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance, states, “DNV’s large international reach into many market areas, combined with LabTest’s specific expertise in the hazardous location equipment testing and certification area, will serve our joint customers well. We are pleased to combine our individual expertise and varied core strengths to service this broad customer market.”
Excellence, personal and responsive services, long-lasting customer relationships, and product safety are just some of the core values that LabTest Certification and DNV proudly share and commit to. Together, LabTest and DNV provide a broad portfolio of national and international accreditations and market acceptance, widely recognized around the globe.
Accredited by multiple accreditation bodies, such as Standards Council of Canada (SCC), International Accreditation Service (IAS), and ANAB, LabTest Certification Inc. is also an OSHA Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), a recognized member of the IECEx & IECEE Schemes, a Notified Body for European Directives, and an Approved Body for U.K. Regulations. With offices and testing laboratories in Canada and U.S.A., and partner testing laboratories and inspectors located throughout North America and world-wide, LabTest provides fast and cost-effective Testing, Inspection, and Certification solutions in the areas of Electrical, Hazardous Locations, EMC, Gas, Plumbing, Marine, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials, as well as Environmental Testing, both in house and on-site evaluations anywhere. In addition, LabTest also provides Preliminary Design Reviews, Training, and Management Systems Services.
For more information, visit www.labtestcert.com
DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, drives innovative solutions. Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably. DNV draws on its wide technical and industry expertise to help companies worldwide build consumer and stakeholder trust. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.
For more information about DNV, visit www.dnv.com