Intertek Opens North American Center of Excellence for RoHS Testing in Response to Changing CE Marking Requirements

  Intertek Opens North American Center of Excellence for RoHS Testing in
  Response to Changing CE Marking Requirements

Streamlined RoHS Testing services get manufacturers’ products to market faster

Business Wire

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- April 23, 2013

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide
range of industries around the world, today announces the opening of the first
North American Center of Excellence for RoHS Directive testing in Columbus,
Ohio. This facility will help manufacturers complete RoHS testing more quickly
and efficiently and ensure validity for their products to be sold throughout
the European Economic area.

The European Union’s RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU), also known as RoHS 2, lays
down rules on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical
and electronic equipment (EEE). Products sold in the European Economic Area
must bear a CE mark, which stands as the manufacturer’s declaration that the
product meets the requirements of applicable directives. RoHS 2 is now an
applicable directive meaning that by affixing the CE mark on a product, the
manufacturer has tested the product and has demonstrated compliance to RoHS 2
in the Technical Construction File.

Intertek provides a RoHS 2 Technical Documentation Review and Creation service
to assist EEE product manufacturers to meet the new conformity assessment
requirements. The new Ohio facility will allow Intertek to complete all CE
marking requirements for safety and restricted substances including BOM
review, XRF Testing and Wet Chemical analysis. Having these capabilities at
one facility builds efficiencies, enhances time to market and reduces costs
for customers.

“Intertek is 100% committed to providing clients with the fastest, most
efficient path to testing and certification,” said Sunny Rai, Regional Vice
President, Intertek. “By creating this North American Center of Excellence
where all RoHS 2 capabilities can be delivered under one roof, alongside the
existing product safety expertise, we further simplify the process for
manufacturers to meet the European CE Marking requirements for Safety and
Restricted substances.”

Intertek is dedicated to providing the resources for manufacturers to get up
to speed with the changing RoHS 2 Directive and what that means for CE
Marking. In addition to building the Ohio facility for more streamlined
testing, Intertek has been sponsoring educational Lunch and Learn Seminars and
webinars across North America to ensure manufacturers understand the
requirements and can enter global markets with speed and ease.

For more information on Intertek’s RoHS testing services and events:

About Intertek
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit


Sunny Rai, + 1 650-463-2950
Regional Vice President
Marketing and Media Contact:
Mary Christie, + 1 978-635-8558
Marketing Manager
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