CSA Group Expands European Operations with Groundbreaking of a New Testing and Certification Laboratory in Frankfurt

Date: May 15, 2013
Location: Global

Lab To Support European Companies Seeking Global Market Access

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.”

Magali Depras lab opening

Magali Depras, Regional Vice-President, Europe Region, CSA Group

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.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.

 

Germany & Europe

Ute Richter
H+K Strategies
+49 (0)69-2443292-22
ute.richter@hkstrategies.com

North America

Anthony Toderian
Manager, Corporate Affairs CSA Group
416-747-2620
anthony.toderian@csagroup.org