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Intertek and CQC Sign Agreement to Expand Cooperation, Including CCC


May 16, 2016
By Business Wire News

CHICAGO

Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, and the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) recently signed a memorandum on strategic partnership formalizing their cooperation in national certifications, such as China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC), as well as international certifications. This is a significant step forward in Intertek’s domestic strategy in China following its designation as a CCC-testing laboratory for electric power tools by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) in 2015. With this agreement, Intertek is able to help manufacturers and retailers access the Chinese market and efficiently launch new products into this growing region.

“Intertek is pleased to collaborate with CQC to offer a new perspective for Chinese industry,” said Fred Bai, Chief Executive of China. “With world-class expertise, decades of experience, value-added service and a fast, localized solution for our customers, we can help companies gain a competitive advantage in China and the other ‘One Belt One Road’ markets, as well as in Europe and the U.S., as we contribute to the Chinese testing and inspection market.”

China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) is a statutory compulsory safety certification scheme implemented by the Chinese government to safeguard consumers’ rights and interests, and protect the safety of people and property. Under CCC, products must comply with China’s national standards and relevant technical requirements. Intertek was the only newly designated laboratory headquartered outside of China approved for CCC in 2015. With this new designation, Intertek has enhanced its service offering for electric power tools manufacturers and can test screw drivers, impact wrenches, sanders, drills, hammers, threading machines, reciprocating saws, marble cutters, and more. Intertek recently worked with the impact drills manufacturer Positec Group, a renowned electric power tools company, to secure CCC certification from CQC. Positec Group is the first electric power tools company to obtain CCC certification via Intertek’s testing service.

The approval of CCC laboratory status for electric power tools supplements Intertek Shanghai’s 30+ international accreditations to provide manufacturers with comprehensive quality assurance solutions. Intertek can provide an unmatched breadth of services to global manufacturers selling into the Chinese market and around the world, including safety, certification, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), CB Scheme, performance/benchmarking, environmental, energy efficiency, and CCC services.

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

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