TÜV SÜD South Asia has launched a testing laboratory for electrical and electronics (E&E) products in Bengaluru in Karnataka. The E&E lab would conduct globally acclaimed CE marking for electronic goods, used by businesses to rule out possibilities of safety hazards and would undertake and evaluate risk assessments for machinery. The lab would also provide relevant services to local manufacturers and suppliers of electronic products to comply with local (BIS) as well as global (IEC, EN, FCC) standards.
The lab would help Indian suppliers adhere to world class standards, which in turn would increase their demand in the domestic market as well as make them more competitive in the export market and would provide services for electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility tests. This testing facility would help electronic manufacturers in India reduce costs by sourcing locally instead of importing electronic components that assure them quality at a higher cost. It will also contribute towards reducing India’s dependence on imports of consumer electronics, which currently features in the top eight categories of imports in India. In addition, the lab will largely focus on EMC tests.
Speaking at the inauguration of the lab, Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, TÜV SÜD South Asia said, “The next decade is going to be the most exciting one for the electronics manufacturing sector in the country, given the conducive business environment.” He also stated that the company sees immense potential for growth in the sector as global consumer electronics firms have committed to invest over Rs.3,500 crore to set up manufacturing units in India.
Currently, TÜV SÜD has 13 operational labs across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka specialising in testing and inspection of food, softlines, hardlines, health, beauty and children’s products. These state of the art labs utilise TÜV SÜD’s multidisciplinary expert pool to provide comprehensive testing capabilities ranging from physical testing, performance and quality testing, and regulatory testing.