To enable delivery of safer products to consumers in India under the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme
Bangalore, 25th June, 2018: TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader that inspects technical equipments, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies; announced that its Gurgaon testing lab at location 417 has been recognised by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) to conduct testing of Electronics and IT products.
As per the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme, no person shall manufacture or store for sale, import, or distribute goods which do not conform to the Indian Standards specified in the order. BIS initially started with 15 categories of electronic items in 2012. Another 15 product categories were added in 2014. Subsequently 13 more product categories were also added in 2017. Manufacturers of these products are required to apply for registration from BIS after getting their product tested from a BIS recognized lab like TUV Rheinland India. BIS then registers the manufacturers under its CRS who are then permitted to declare that their products conform to the Indian Standard.
“As a global testing, inspection, certification provider, we support the cause of safer products to consumers in India.We are proud to be associated with BIS and help them in their objective to provide safe reliable quality goods thereby minimizing health hazards to consumers through standardization, certification and testing. TUV Rheinland’s state-of-the-art, product safety laboratory in Gurgaon is well equipped to test all electronic and IT products as per CRS. Our labs have the infrastructure and the required competencies to support OEMs, designers and manufacturers, and enable them to reduce product developmental cycle and improve speed-to-market” said Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland India.
“Our laboratories have cutting edge testing equipment to test products accurately in accordance with the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme.IT, Audio-Video, UPS products are tested for Safety evaluations encompassing criteria such as Electrical, Mechanical and Fire Safety requirements. Luminaries are tested not only for safety but for their performance by use of Type-C Photo Goniometer” said Kalyan Varma, Vice President, Business Stream Products-IMEA, TUV Rheinland“TUV Rheinland is dedicated to support the government‘s cause which has become a successful and rapidly growing compliance scheme in India. We have steadily expanded our testing infrastructure that operates 24/7 to cater to multiple projects from local as well as international manufacturers.”
TUV Rheinland has been in India since 1996. Today, its nationwide presence includes over 100 locations providing testing, training, inspection, and certification services to the industry through its Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Softlines, Academy & Life Care, Systems and Information communication Technology divisions. Offering more than2,500 services, TUV Rheinland India caters to almost every industry.
About TUV Rheinland India
TUV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany. As part of the India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific Group, it caters to the Indian market as well as global markets. With its local headquarters in Bangalore, TUV Rheinland India is active in more than 100 locations in India. As a prominent service provider in the testing, training, inspection, and certification industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India, including electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, IoT/wireless, material testing, reliability, solar photovoltaic, material testing, IT telecom, household/luminaries, medical devices, automotive components, /accessories, toys, textile, leather and product safety laboratories, all of which cover an area of more than 200,000 sq.ft. TUV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS and other European regulations. TUV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts an accredited welding institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of employees. The company also has ambitious plans to set up laboratories in other parts of India in the near future.