Significant growth in CE marking
Demand is growing for SATRA’s PPE testing services.
SATRA saw a significant growth in European Notified Body testing and certification work in 2013, with CE marking business up by over 20 per cent compared to the previous 12 months.
Chief Executive Austin Simmons commented: “PPE testing and certification has always been an important part of our work and continues to grow year-on-year. SATRA is one of Europe’s foremost Notified Bodies, and this increase in business reflects the confidence manufacturers have in using SATRA to test and certify their products and the global recognition of a SATRA EC type-examination certificate.
“2013 also saw a surge in safety footwear testing and certification as SATRA clients submitted products for assessment against new safety footwear standards,” he continued.
A SATRA EC type-examination certificate enables holders to CE mark their PPE products and is acceptable in all European Economic areas covered by the European PPE Directive 89/686/EEC. This includes the 28 EU Member States and EFTA countries.
This article was originally published on page 3 of the May 2014 issue of SATRA Bulletin.