CSA Group Announces New Wire and Cable Laboratory, and Expanded Photovoltaic Product Testing Capabilities In China

CSA Group today announces a new wire and cable testing and certification laboratory in Guangzhou, the first in the southern region of China. In addition, it also increased its product testing capabilities for US Energy Star testing. In Kunshan, CSA Group is expanding its alternative energy testing and certification services with a new photovoltaic (PV) laboratory.

“Accelerating investment in our laboratories, service offerings and employees in China is at the core of our global corporate strategy,” said Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group. “The new wiring and cable laboratory is equipped to provide CSA Group’s clients with highly sophisticated and innovative localized testing and certification services for global markets. With regional service and global support, our customers will gain competitive advantage with the expertise of CSA Group on their side.”

Occupying an area of over 3,800 sq m in the Hi-tech Development Zone of Guangzhou, the newly added facility is state-of-the-art and will provide cost-effective testing and certification services for a wide range of products like flexible cords, communication wires, and equipment wires included in household and commercial appliances, power cords, power supplies, industrial control equipment and alternative energy applications for solar and wind. Testing and certification will be completed against Canadian, U.S. and other international standards.

In Kunshan, the centre of electronic and PV manufacturers of China, CSA Group is building a new solar PV laboratory. It will increase capacity for testing and certification of PV modules, grid-connected inverters and components to North American and IEC standards. The PV laboratory will be equipped to test 100 KW PV grid-connected inverters and will be able to complete IEEE 1547 and IEEE 1547.1 testing.

“CSA Group has specialized knowledge and expertise in the area of testing and certifying PV products. Our investment into China and this industry is CSA Group’s continuous effort to strengthen its commitment and service offerings in the Asian marketplace,” said Hans Pan, Regional Vice President Asia, CSA Group.

With innovative testing and certification services, a team of highly-skilled engineers, testing specialists and knowledgeable technicians, CSA Group is well positioned to help its Asian customers meet their growing needs and those of the foreign marketplace.

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.

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Anthony Toderian
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
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March 5, 2013