CSA Group opens new battery laboratory in Plattling, Germany

CSA Group, a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services in North America, Europe and Asia, has announced the opening of a new battery laboratory at its new European Headquarters in Plattling, Germany. The lab is equipped and accredited for testing and certification of battery cells and battery packs, and for testing and certification of assembled battery-operated hand-held power tools. The lab also offers transportation and packaging testing for lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries, in accordance with UN 38.3.

CSA Group’s new battery laboratory offers customers a comprehensive range of services including electrical testing, mechanical testing, environmental simulation testing and fire exposure testing solutions.These new services enhance the range of services offered through the new European Headquarters, allowing for a more efficient and convenient experience for customers who can now coordinate various tests through a single facility. For example, customers can combinebattery testing with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), transportation and packaging testing.

CSA Group’s new battery laboratory is accredited by the US-American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) and International Commission on the Rules for the Approval of Electrical Equipment (IECEE). With its IECEE accreditation CSA Group can also serve global certification schemes like the Certification Body (CB) scheme. CSA Group can offer testing according to IEC 62133-2:2017, UL 1642, UL 2054, UN38.3 and IEC/CSA/UL 62841-1 Annex K.

Dieter Fröhlich, Managing Director, CSA Group CSA Group Bayern GmbH says:

As batteries and battery-powered tools increase in popularity across Europe and the world, the demand for testing to help ensure both the safety and performance of these products has increased.

“We are proud to have created a convenient set of services and capabilities with the needs of our customers top of mind. Our capabilities and services are focused on mitigating many of the challenges faced with testing and certifying batteries and battery-powered tools destined for European, North American, and global markets.”

CSA Group’s team of technical experts are also available to work with customers at the research and development stage or product development phase to perform performance tests focused on testing the durability, efficiency and testing of batteries and products. The introduction of this new laboratory helps strengthen and complement CSA Group’s energy storage, distributed energy and battery testing and certification capabilities and services offered to customers in North America and Asia.

For more information about this offering and the other accreditations, services, and capabilities available to customers, visit CSA Group’s European Center of Excellence.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. We are a leader in Standards Development and in Testing, Inspection and Certification around the world including Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our mandate is to hold the future to a higher standard.


August 26, 2022