CSA Group

CSA Group

May 15, 2014 09:00 ET

CSA Group Opens Highly Advanced Medical, Industrial Products and Appliances Testing Facility in Frankfurt, Germany

Part of European Expansion and Global Service Offerings

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Today, CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development, testing, and certification services, opened a new testing laboratory in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The new laboratory will specialize in testing and certification services for medical devices such as microscopes, sterilizers and electrical measuring and laboratory devices as well as industrial equipment and household appliances. Testing and certification to international standards is an important service for manufacturers wanting to gain access to global markets.

"With this new laboratory in Frankfurt, we are proud to continue our ambitious growth strategy in Europe," said Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group. "The demand from German and other European customers for our localized testing and certification services is continuously growing. Together with our global expertise, manufacturers gain a competitive advantage through effective access to global markets."

In 2011, CSA Group expanded into Europe with the establishment of its European headquarters in Frankfurt (Germany) and since then has accelerated its growth and will continue to expand. CSA Group's operations in Germany also include a laboratory in Strasskirchen, which conducts testing and certification of automotive components, industrial products, radio, IT/AV, and power tools, and is also one of the biggest electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratories in Europe.

"The city of Frankfurt and the Region Hessen are amongst the most dynamic economic regions in Germany and Europe, and the needs of our clients are constantly growing in the region and globally", said Magali Depras, Chief Operating Officer, CSA Group. "We are delighted to offer new testing services for medical devices as well as industrial products and household appliances and will continue to expand our European business service offerings and global solutions."

Today's opening ceremony was attended by Richard Tarasofsky, Commercial Councilor and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy, Anja Obermann, CEO of Frankfurt Economic Development, and Rainer Waldschmidt, CEO of Hessian Agency.

CSA Group also has branch offices in Italy and The Netherlands, and testing facilities for medical and lab equipment devices in Switzerland and Turkey and employs more than 400 experts across Europe. In addition, CSA Group is planning to expand its facilities in Germany and UK over the next several years in order to meet the growing demand of clients Europe and around the world.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world. For more information on CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org.

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