CSA Group Expands its One-Stop Medical Services in Korea Through Alliance with KIMDA

CSA Group, a leading global testing and certification organization, and the Korea Institute of Medical Device Assessment (KIMDA), a prominent institution for medical devices safety in Korea, announce a new alliance that enables both organization to further expand one-stop medical devices testing and certification services for localized manufacturers and provide more cost effective and time saving services for the Korean market.

“This alliance with KIMDA is at the core of our commitment to providing faster and more cost efficient localized testing and certification services to our customers in Korea,” said Ash Sahi, CEO and President of CSA Group. “CSA Group’s business affiliations are always considered within the context of how we can better serve our customers in an increasingly competitive and global business environment.”

Through the alliance, KIMDA, with its large customer base in Korea and advanced testing facilities, will test a wide range of medical products to the applicable U.S and Canadian standards to support the growing demand of Korean medical products in North American markets. Qualified Korean manufacturers wishing to export to North American markets can gain globally recognized CSA certification based upon testing carried out locally at a KIMDA laboratory. This will benefit existing and potential CSA Group and KIMDA customers by reducing travel time and costs associated with testing samples, by shortening turnaround time of reports; and providing a streamlined process for testing and certification to earning the CSA mark.

The CSA Group Korea office, located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, is fully staffed with highly qualified engineers who strive to provide efficient and cost effective local testing and certification services. The partnership with KIMDA further expands the coverage of CSA Group’s one-stop medical devices testing and certification services and better positioned CSA Group Korea to meet the growing needs of clients seeking local services while accessing the global marketplace.

A signing ceremony of the alliance was held in Korea today. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group, Ms. Claudia Chan, Vice President of North and Southeast Asia of CSA Group , Mr. Yong-Seon Jeon President of KIMDA and Mr. Byung-Up Lee and Mr. Wan-Sik Jeon, Director of KIMDA attended the ceremony.

Service Enquiry :

CSA Group – Korea Office
Phone Number:  +82 2 527 1717
Address:  #1706, 223 Teheran-ro (Keungil Tower, Yeoksam-dong), Gangnam-gu, Seoul

E-mail: [email protected]

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.


“Do you want to have world class level service?” KIMDA does your favor.

As a non-profit organization, KIMDA has started the business examining and safety management of X-ray system. We have been accredited to be specialized medical device assessment by Ministry of Food, Drug, and Safety (MFDS) and, since then, have provided certified tests and technical guides to our clients for their domestic and foreign accreditation.

As we envision to be top-notch organization for our services and testing quality, we always do our best to provide world class testing, education, and certification services based on our core values to seize opportunity at any given moment, achieve excellence, and most importantly, act with integrity.

For this reason, we truly qualify the level of services to test medical devices and provide educational training and technical guides.  Today, KIMDA is known by the clients to become world class organization of specialized medical devices assessment. For more information about KIMDA please visit us atwww.kimda.or.kr


December 19, 2013