Boxborough, MA (PRWEB) July 21, 2008
Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, announced that it has been accredited and approved as a Certification Body (Accreditation and Approval code: 61/08) by the General Direction of Standards (DGN) of the Secretaría de Economía in Mexico. As an accredited certification body, Intertek may test for product safety and issue the NOM Mark for Mexican market entry. Intertek is now the first and only global testing organization with local operations in Mexico offering independent testing to NOM Standards as well as final NOM Certification -- which is mandatory for more than 2,000 product categories being sold in Mexico.
To formally launch the program, Intertek hosted a number of industry leaders and government dignitaries who were instrumental in opening the certification process to competition. Until recently, the NOM Certification program was solely managed by two Mexican Certification Bodies (ANCE and NYCE). Today the program allows additional Product Certification Organizations that meet strict requirements, such as Intertek, the ability to offer the NOM Certification.
A brief presentation was made by Rich Adams, Vice President of Engineering, Intertek, followed by a panel forum of distinguished leaders including: Carlos Martinez, DGN (SE); David Hurtado, American Chamber; Fabian Hernandez, EMA; and Karen Zens, US Commercial Service. The brief ceremony was followed by a networking reception for all guests in attendance at the Nikko Hotel in Mexico City.
"This event, as well as the DGN's approval of Intertek as a Certification Body in general, highlights Intertek's commitment to the Mexican marketplace and to the safety of its consumers," stated Mr. Adams following the event. "We are the only global laboratory to offer both testing and certification service locally in Mexico."
Intertek, with more than 400 professionals employed in Mexico, has maintained a presence in-country for over 30 years and offers a true North-American certification solution through a single source. The Company is accredited to test and certify to a range of NOM standards, from small household appliances to commercial IT products, including:
- NOM-001-SCFI-1993: "Electronic apparatus, household electronic, apparatus for different sources of electrical power, safety requirements and testing methods for type approval."
- NOM-003-SCFI-2000: "Safety requirements in household and similar electrical appliances."
- NOM-016-SCFI-1993: "Electronic apparatus for use in office and operated by different sources of electrical power safety requirements and testing methods."
- NOM-019-SCFI-1998: "Safety of data processing equipment."
A dedicated Intertek team of NOM experts will help manufacturers determine which standards are most applicable for their products, and how to most efficiently complete their testing and certification project. For more information contact 1-800-WORLDLAB.
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