CSA expands testing and certification services with new office in Europe
Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Toronto-based CSA Group, a provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, has opened an office in Hannover, Germany, which will be focusing on hazardous locations (hazloc) testing and certification as well as on functional safety.
The new team includes Herbert Peters and Gordon Neuroth, both of whom are well-established experts in hazardous locations testing and certification in the German market. They will work very closely with CSA Group’s global hazardous locations team to provide certification and associated services to German clients.
“CSA Group is very pleased to expand our certification service offerings in Europe with our new Hannover office and the addition of outstanding experts to the team,” said Ralf Schunk, CSA Group Regional vice-president Europe. “We have an incredible demand in Germany from the oil sector as well as from the chemical and petrochemical industry, and we will now be able to provide local services to our clients in Germany.”
The Hannover office is integrated with CSA Group’s new state-of-the-art hazardous locations laboratory in Hawarden, UK, which opened in May 2015. The new Hawarden laboratory utilises the latest equipment and techniques and is one of the most comprehensive international standards compliance testing facilities in the world. The laboratory supports compliance testing needs and offers Ingress Protection (IP) tests, temperature rise testing designed to simulate ‘real life’ conditions, explosion and flameproof test cells, fuel dispenser testing and a “non-metal lab” specifically designed to reduce the risk of sparking. Additionally, CSA Group will continue to invest further in its German labs in Strasskirchen and Frankfurt to provide hazardous locations testing.
CSA Group provides hazardous locations testing and certifications for the European Union, North America, ATEX and IECEx certification. CSA Group has a skilled team of experts in the United Kingdom and is a recognized leader in hazardous locations services worldwide. CSA Group also has hazardous locations testing facilities in Canada, the United States, India and China and hundreds of experienced hazardous locations experts around the world.
For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.
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