HCM CITY — TÜV SÜD, the German testing, inspection, auditing and certification giant, launched its hardlines testing laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on August 8.
The laboratory, expanded within the existing facility is fully equipped with world class services to cater to the hardlines testing needs of the manufacturers and exporting companies. Consumer products such as furniture, candles, toys, jewellery, stationery, tableware and decorative items will be tested in the laboratory for their quality and safety compliance.
The hardlines testing laboratory will be fortified with superior capabilities such as physical performance testing that assesses product compliance with the US and EU standards.
Static Load, Stability, Impact test, Durability, Strength test, Upholstery Flammability Test (BS & California Technical Bulletin), Corrosion Resistance Test, and Transit Packaging Test with ISTA full series (Pre-Conditioning, Vibration, Drop Test, Compression Test) will also be rendered to enable sourcing companies and manufacturers to anticipate how products will behave in shipping and strengthen customer satisfaction.
The new laboratory is further equipped to carry out chemical testing as well, to analyse the content of harmful substances in the products.
Richard Hong, CEO, TÜV SÜD ASEAN, said “This is an exciting opportunity for us to be present among the hardlines manufacturing and exporting companies in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam at large. In today’s world, most contributors of the value chain of hardlines products are faced with challenges in evaluating the quality and safety of their goods.
“As a result, they require a variety of customised testing and assessment solutions to comply to a broad range of standards. Adding to the complexity, is the need to identify and meet regulatory requirements for multiple markets in which the products will be distributed.
“To address these challenges and stay ahead amidst this dynamic business environment helps businesses mitigate risks, reduce costs and comply with regulatory requirements in accordance with European, American and other standards.
“Our new laboratory is a one-stop solution provider for testing and regulatory requirements for furniture and hardlines products. Our technical experts will further ensure that stipulated timelines are met, rising from quality and cost pressures, while safeguarding your brand reputation.”
TÜV SÜD partners with businesses to provide the right insights required to become a global leader. With its wide network of labs and experts across key markets including ASEAN, European Union, the US, the UK, and South Asia, TÜV SÜD has in-depth familiarity with compliance in exporting and importing nations.
Across the globe, TÜV SÜD works with leading international brands of repute to help them focus on quality and consistency.
TÜV SÜD, in its expanded facility, offers a one-stop solution for testing, inspection, and certification on regulatory testing standards for furniture and furniture products.
The proximity of the laboratory to the manufacturers and sourcing companies will assist in better market access, reduced time to market and mitigating production risks.
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