Product certification starts with the assessment of a design. First, we test whether your product meets all the applicable requirements of the Directive. Then we assess if your production line is conform the certified model. Most common is the combination of an EC Type Approval investigation followed by an assessment of your production quality. Many variations are possible, depending on your situation.
If you only produce one or a few product(s) or system(s), it is not considered a production line. Perhaps your product falls under other categories, which enables you, as a manufacturer, with more autonomy. Prior to the certification process it has to be clear which path is most suitable for you.
We are happy to advice you on this matter. Contact us for more information about product certification.