15 May 2013

CSA Group to Build New Testing and Certification Laboratory in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt – 15 May 2013 – CSA Group, a leading global provider of product certification and testing services announces construction of a new product testing and certification laboratory in Frankfurt, Germany. The laboratory will help provide quicker and more cost-effective services for European companies seeking support for global market access. It will be constructed on approximately 1000 square meters and is planned to be operational as of spring 2014. Local engineers and experts will focus on testing and certification of medical devices, industrial products and household appliances.

"The new laboratory is a part of CSA Group's European strategic growth plan to assist our customers with efficient, highly-sophisticated and localized testing and certification services for global markets," says Magali Depras, Vice President for Europe. "We are delighted to start the work on the new CSA Group Frankfurt laboratory that will expand our capabilities in the European market, and, specifically for our German customers." 

CSA Group also has state-of-the-art laboratories in Strasskirchen, Bayern, for Safety, EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and environmental testing and certification, focusing on areas such as automotive, industrial products, radio, IT/AV and power tools, testing facilities for medical devices in Switzerland, as well as testing laboratories for products used in hazardous locations (IECEx, ATEX) in the United Kingdom. CSA Group also has branch offices in Italy and The Netherlands and employs more than 260 experts across Europe. 

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. 

Source: CSA Group