CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development, testing and certification services, and HCT Co. Ltd, a leading provider of certification and compliance testing in Korea, announced a new alliance that will enable both organizations to expand one-stop testing and certification services for electronics and electrical appliances, providing Korean manufacturers access to global markets. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group and Mr. Soochan Lee, CEO of HCT officially marked the occasion by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today.
“Our new alliance with HCT is part of our commitment to provide more efficient, cost-effective global testing and certification services to our customers in Korea,” said Ash Sahi, President & CEO, CSA Group. “HCT is one of the leading providers of testing and certification in Korea. Combining the expertise of CSA Group with HCT’s will allow both organizations to provide our customers with the best possible service solutions.”
Through the proposed alliance, HCT will test a wide range of products including batteries, electronics, electrical appliances and medical devices in its state-of-the-art facilities, to the applicable U.S and Canadian standards to support the growing demand for Korean products in North America. Eligible Korean manufacturers wishing to export to North American markets would be able gain the globally recognized CSA certification based on testing carried out locally at a qualified HCT laboratory. This will benefit existing and future CSA Group and HCT customers by reducing travel time and costs associated with testing samples, by shortening turnaround time for reports, and providing a streamlined process for testing and certification to North American standards.
“HCT has grown in the last 20 years to become one of the leading testing and certification labs in Korea,” said Soochan Lee, CEO. “By aligning ourselves with CSA Group, we will continue to grow and adapt cutting-edge technologies to help Korean manufacturers gain a competitive edge in the global market.”
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 alliance with HCT expands the coverage of CSA Group’s electronics and electrical appliance testing and certification services and allows CSA Group to meet the growing needs of Korean clients wishing to access the global marketplace.
About HCT Co. Ltd.
HCT is an officially designated International Certification and Calibration Agency that provides only the best quality services in the field of product certification and testing; and equipment calibration and repair; and product research and development. For more information about HCT visit www.hct.co.kr.
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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