TUV Rheinland Expands with New Facility in Bangalore India
TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader in testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification, has expanded its footprint in India with a new 2.5 million Euro facility located at Electronic City in Bangalore.
The new purpose-built 14,000 sq.mt. facility makes TUV Rheinland India the first international testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification (TIC) organisation operating in the country to house all of its state-of-the-art laboratories under a single roof. This approach offers customers a complete solution that will reduce turnaround time and accelerate time-to-market.
The laboratories include the photovoltaic lab, material testing lab, electrical safety lab, medical lab, battery testing lab and the softlines testing lab. It is also home to the wireless IoT testing laboratory, which conducts radiated and conducted signal measurements as well as wireless alliance certification.
The new facility features the latest technologies and innovations, including solar panels to power interior lighting. Each lab is equipped with the latest technology to address the needs of customers. TUV Rheinland India can accommodate products ranging from medical to photovoltaic, IT and audio-video products, home automation, home & kitchen appliances, batteries for IT products, wireless devices and automotive components.
It is designed to be compliant with a variety of national and international accreditations, including the IECEE CB Scheme. Key capabilities include X-ray equipment testing, vibration and shock test, wet test and energy efficiency testing. There is a calibration lab for Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility testing and measuring equipment. Additionally TUV Rheinland has specialized set-ups for testing medical equipment such as ECGs, defibrillators, baby warmers, incubators, ultrasound scanners and photo therapy devices.
TUV Rheinland's massive 10 metre anechoic EMC testing lab, the first of its kind in India, will remain at its existing location in strategic proximity to the new facility.
TUV Rheinland has been in India since 1996. Today, its nationwide presence includes over 100 locations providing testing, training, inspection, consultancy and certification services to the industry through its Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Softlines, Academy & Life Care and Systems divisions. Offering more than 2,500 services, TUV Rheinland India caters to almost every industry.
"Since its inception, TUV Rheinland has been on a continuous growth path with a view to providing the latest and best global practices to our customers in India. The setting up of this extensive, brand new facility in Bangalore is more than a milestone for our company; it is yet another initiative designed to meet the growing demands of our customers," said Dr. Michael Fübi, CEO, TUV Rheinland Group.
"For example, if an electronic component manufacturer walks into our office, we can offer them a complete solution for their business. That means catering to their need for ISO certification, as well as providing comprehensive support on product certification or material testing. We also offer training solutions both managerial and technical for employees. And, although we are co-locating our laboratories in a single tailor-made building a first for any international TIC organization operating in India there is still significant spare capacity for future expansion," he said.
"TUV Rheinland's services have created a lot of demand in India, where the market is constantly looking for safer products. Quality is another key element that consumers consider when looking for value-for-money when it comes to products or services," said Mr Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland India.
"Major markets like the US and the European Union have stringent mandatory regulations when it comes to the quality and safety of products. The Indian government is also moving in the right direction by initiating mandatory BIS regulation for local manufacturers. And, with our new facility, TUV Rheinland will be there to help every step of the way," said Mr Fuhrmann.
About TUV Rheinland
TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group employs 19,700 people around the globe. Annual revenue is more than 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all industrial sectors and areas of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects, processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs and testing and education centres. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. www.tuv.com
About TUV Rheinland India
TUV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany. As part of the India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific Group, it caters to the Indian market as well as global markets. With its local headquarters in Bangalore, TUV Rheinland India is active in more than 100 locations in India. As a prominent service provider in the testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India, including photovoltaic, softlines, material testing and product safety laboratories as well as an EMC chamber, all of which cover an area of more than 100,000 sq.ft. TUV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS and other European regulations. TUV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts an accredited welding institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of employees. The company also has ambitious plans to set up laboratories in other parts of India in the near future.