Testing a product and making sure it complies to relevant standards is an important step for manufacturers who want to bring a product to the global market. Regulations regarding product certification can vary from country to country. Kiwa facilitates an extensive portfolio of approval and testing services for product certification. We work hard to ensure that the time to market for your certified products will be as short as practicably possible.
CE marking is not a certification. Still, it is important for bringing your products to the European market. The EU has defined more than twenty product groups for which CE marking applies. The legal requirements are described in guidelines and regulations.
Kiwa is notified and accredited to test and certify your products for the European market. Having labs in many countries (and expanding) we are in a position to offer services on a local basis.
The new UK product safety marking UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) is used for goods being placed on the UK market. It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking. The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021. Kiwa’s testing laboratories can provide UKCA mark guidance on gas, solid fuel, electrical and electronic appliances.
What can we do for you?
We can certify your products in the following areas:
- Fire Safety and Security
- (Drinking) water
- Building materials
- Medical devices
- Gas appliances
- Renewable energy
- Wireless & EMC
- Household & commercial products
- Food Feed Farm
The FI drinking water approval is a quality mark and demonstrates that the product complies with the applicable regulatory requirements regarding to the plastic pipe material and possible odour or taste passed on from the pipe to water.Show
The Ü-mark indicates the usability of a construction product in Germany according to national requirements which are not covered by CE marking.Show
The Plastica Seconda Vita (PSV) mark is the first European Environmental Product Certification system for products and materials obtained from the valorisation of plastic waste.Show
Kiwa supports you with all services concerning testing, inspection and certification of concrete according to EN 206 and concrete products. For in-situ concrete, we inspect and certify e.g., according to national standards. Furthermore, we have all the testing facilities for in-situ testing and laboratory testing.Show
Kiwa guarantees sustainable and safe sports facilities for many forms of sport. Kiwa conducts continuous research in our own laboratory. Before fields or facilities are tested on site, the products that are used to build sports surfaces are tested in the laboratory of Kiwa.Show
Testing, inspection and certification of floor coverings. Waterproofing membranes including liquid applied waterproofing and kits (for waterproofing against water and/or steam).Show
In Germany, plastic products of all kinds as well as rubber products that come into contact with drinking water must meet the hygienic and toxicological requirements of the guidelines of the Federal Environment Agency test (UBA). This is described in the elastomer guideline as well as in the KTW guideline.Show
Kiwa supports you in obtaining the necessary certification and carries out the annual inspection of the plant as well as regular audit testing of your products in accordance with the prescribed standards.Show
For construction products for which a harmonized European standard is not available (e.g. due to special features), there is the possibility of applying a voluntary CE. For the voluntary route, the first draft of a European Technical Assessment (ETA) and/or European Assessment Document (EAD) is mandatory.Show
Safeguard approved construction products continue measuring up to the requirements with inspection by an independent inspection body. Kiwa Sverige AB is accepted in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for conducting inspection for; GDV, SINTEF, STF and VA.Show