LabTest and Tecnolab sign MOU to offer Testing and Certification services for European manufacturers in accordance to CSA and UL Standards
LabTest Certification Inc., an accredited Certification Body, is an independent third party testing laboratory with its head office located in Richmond, BC. LabTest is accredited to test and certify various product categories for the North American market place in accordance to the national product safety standards for Canada (CSA standards) and the USA (UL standards).
Tecnolab del Lago Maggiore S.r.l. (Tecnolab), is an independent testing laboratory and center of excellence for companies that want to enhance the quality of their products. Tecnolab provides standardized services (EN, UNI, IEC, ISO, ASTM, ASME, BS, standard IPC) and custom procedures on specific request by the customers.
The laboratory offers a wide range of tests to satisfy different sectors thanks to its TEAM MULTIDISCIPLINARY. Specifically:
- electrical industry (electrical safety testing, vibration testing, acoustic tests, test environment-climate)
- electronics industry (electromagnetic compatibility tests, electromagnetic shielding, electromagnetic emissions)
- mechanical industry (utensils in contact with food, sanitary fittings, analysis of materials, measurements of transmittance)
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow Tecnolab to provide local testing and factory inspection services on behalf of LabTest to European manufacturers required to have their products certified for the Canadian and American market place as per the national product safety standards (CSA and UL). The local services offered by Tecnolab will make it more convenient for manufacturers to have access to a Certification Body accredited to certify products for the North American market place. One of the biggest challenges has been for the European manufacturers to have a quick approval process allowing them to meet their customers’ demands. With this new partnership between LabTest and Tecnolab, manufacturers in the European Union will be provided with local services to help reduce the barriers caused by geography (locations), time zone differences and the understanding of product certification.
“During my recent visit with local European manufacturers, it was very apparent that even with CSA and UL representation in Europe, many manufacturers did not understand the certification requirements and procedures for North America. What was an even a bigger concern was that they did not know where or how to even apply to have their products tested and certified for the North American market place. This was one of the leading reasons for LabTest to partner with Tecnolab, to offer these European manufacturers a local service that they need in order to sell their products into this market. By providing solid communication and customer services, LabTest and Tecnolab are committed to assisting all European manufacturers in certification services,” states Kavinder Dhillon, President & CEO of LabTest Certification Inc.
For local European manufacturers wishing to obtain further information and/or have their product tested for Certification to the CSA and UL standards, they may contact Tecnolab directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.