On the occasion of World Accreditation Day 2019, TÜV SÜD underlines the significant role of certification in global trade and supply-chain transparency. World Accreditation Day goes back to an initiative launched by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). With 24,000-plus staff in roughly 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the world's leading suppliers of testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services.
ANSF, Italy's National Railways Safety Agency, has recognised TÜV Italia as Verificatore Indipendente Sicurezza (VIS). Based on this recognition, the inspection and certification organisation can now provide assessment of railway systems according to Italy's Notified National Technical Rules (NNTR-I). TÜV Italia is a 100% subsidiary of the TÜV SÜD Group and supplies all its rail services under the umbrella of the Rail business unit.
The UK is leading the way in creating the landscape for nuclear new build and this conference will demonstrate and celebrate progress made, building confidence in successful delivery of new nuclear build projects in the UK.
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Gerhard Müller (56), Head of Public Policy and Economic Affairs of the Mobility Division of TÜV SÜD, was elected new President of the Comité International de L’Inspection Technique Automobile (CITA) by the CITA General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, in April 2019. This is the first time that a TÜV SÜD employee has headed the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee, which has 135 members representing over 50 countries. The key topics for Müller’s four years of presidency concern advancing international road safety, establishing global standards for the testing of automated driving functions and further reducing vehicle emissions.
With the transition from 60950 and 60065 to 62368 upon us, TÜV SÜD will be running a '62368 update promotion' through the months of July, August and September to help customers transition quickly and smoothly to the new standard.
TÜV SÜD bolster digital payments offering with the addition of Visa accreditation
The quality of metal powder is a crucial factor for reliable additive manufacturing (AM) using laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) machines. TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has now completed its first audit of a manufacturer of metal powder at Rosswag GmbH. The audit forms part of a new certification programme based on the AD 2000 Code for pressure equipment and thus, mutatis mutandis, the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).
Even one year after the end of the transitional period, German companies still have a lot to do to fully meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to a recent survey by TÜV SÜD, around one third of those surveyed said that their company had implemented the necessary measures only partially (29%) or not at all (6%).
TÜV SÜD Product Service is among the world's first certification bodies to receive designation as a Notified Body for the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) by the Central Authority of the Länder for Health Protection with regard to Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (ZLG). The European Parliament implemented the MDR to improve the EU approval system for medical devices. The regulation which came into force in May 2017, will end its transition period by late May 2020.
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