SOURCE: DEKRA North America, Inc.

DEKRA North America, Inc.

May 27, 2015 15:03 ET

DEKRA Launches North America Market Access Program

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - DEKRA North America recently announced the launch of its North America Market Access Program during Lightfair International 2015 in New York, NY. The new program allows lighting manufacturers and suppliers to utilize DEKRA's industry experts to evaluate lighting product compliance requirements and provide testing to market standards in North America.

As part of this new initiative, DEKRA has partnered with MET Laboratories (MET) to insure customers' products receive both a MET listing and CB certification simultaneously. DEKRA has been the number one lighting Certification Body with issuance of certificates under the IECEE CB scheme for many years.

DEKRA offers full service capabilities to evaluate lighting for safety, performance, and energy efficiency requirements -- providing one-stop solutions that address the global market needs of its customers in Asia and Europe that are looking to gain access to the U.S. market.

"Leading International lighting companies have worked with DEKRA for years in Asia and Europe," said Joel Pekay, DEKRA North America's Vice President of Business Development. "Our expanded service will enable them to enter expanded markets faster thereby generating increased revenue streams."

"MET was the first NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) in North America, and has been a trusted and well accepted brand among AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdictions), retailers and major international brands for more than two decades," said Kevin Harbarger, MET Vice President for Business Development. "We are proud of our technical expertise, which we use to safeguard our customers' brand reputation and minimize any potential product recall due to product failure in compliance with safety standards. In many years of product listing for tens of thousands of customers' products, there is not a single case of product recall for an actively marketed product with the MET NRTL listed label."

"Like DEKRA, MET Laboratories is a leader in its field and we are excited to be partnering with them to offer our clients a full complement of lighting safety and performance services," said Donald O. Nicholson, CEO and President of DEKRA North America. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership."

About DEKRA North America

DEKRA SE is one of the world's leading expert organizations and currently runs activities in more than 50 countries on all five continents. About 35,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units "Automotive," "Industrial" and "Personnel" provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle inspection, expertise, claims services, system certification, product testing & certification, industrial & construction inspection, consulting, qualification and temporary work. In 2014, DEKRA generated sales totaling approximately 2.5 billion Euros.

About MET Laboratories

MET Laboratories is the first OSHA NRTL since 1989, a leading testing and certification laboratory, providing true one stop testing and on-line, real time tracking of a project's progress. MET Laboratories' unique array of testing services and accreditations for regulatory testing to EMC, environmental simulation, telecom, wireless, and product safety requirements provide the complete package needed in today's world market.

Contact Information