CSA Group Expands Service Offerings to the Japanese Medical Equipment Industry with Opening of a New Tokyo Office to Coincide with the 39th HOSPEX in Japan

Date: November 13, 2014
Location: Global Japan

Investment in Japan and Asia to address growing global demand for high quality and safer medical products

CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, has expressed its commitment and support for the Japanese medical equipment manufacturing sector with its recent opening of a new office in Tokyo. CSA Group also congratulates organizers and participants to the 39th International Healthcare Engineering Exhibition (HOSPEX) Japan 2014, the largest medical equipment trade show in Japan.

The new CSA Group office is located in Tokyo at Shinjuku I-land Tower in Nishi-Shinjuku area, the hub of business innovation, will provide customers and manufacturers with  local testing and certification services for global market as well as to assist their products meet with international performance and safety standards across a wide range of industries including medical devices (CE), healthcare, IT/AV, hazardous locations, automotive and industrial control.

The Japanese medical device market is the second largest in the world behind the USA, while Japan is amongst the world’s top 10 largest medical device exporters. And based on figures by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Japanese domestic medical device production stood at JPY1,895.2bn (US$23.7bn) in 2012. This is the highest total on record, both in local currency and in the US $. 1

“Consumers and users rely on products that comply with internationally recognized and accepted standards,” said Claudia Chan, Vice President, North and Southeast of Asia, CSA Group. “With our  new office in Tokyo, our dedicated technical experts can better serve Japanese clients locally with refined training, testing and certification solutions wherever they manufacture or sell their medical devices.  CSA Group is one of the top global leading testing and certification organizations in the medical field and our extensive experience in developing electrical codes & leading health care standards gives us valuable technical knowledge that benefits our customers and the society. We use its knowledge and experience to develop solutions that promote safety in the Industry. ”

With a broad range of major industry players as our clients in Japan, CSA Group works in collaboration with many key stakeholders in the medical and healthcare sector, and has developed testing and certification solutions  including electro-medical devices , EMC testing, consensus-based standards and solutions for healthcare technology, infrastructure and systems to address customers’ business needs.

Japanese products that carry the CSA certification marks are recognized as complying with  applicable stringent quality requirements in North America and Europe, providing retailers, regulators, consumers and users with credible evidence that these brands have been independently tested and have met applicable standards for safety & performance.

As a part CSA Group’s global business, the new Japan office will serve Japanese clients with one-stop local and international solutions to access the global market, by working closely with CSA Group’s Asian labs collaboratively, leveraging its world-class facilities, seasoned expertise from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Korea, and India.

CSA Group will continue its commitment to expand in Asia in addition to its current presence in Taiwan, India, South Korea and mainland China.

[1] http://www.espicom.com/japan-medical-device-market.html

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.

Contact

Takaki Egawa
CSA Group Japan Business Contact
886-3-4589-0064
takaki.egawa@csagroup.org