CE stands for Conformité Européenne, which translates from French to English as ‘European Conformity’. CE certification is an EU safety directive that indicates that a product has passed certain tests and means it can legally be sold anywhere within the EU and the European Economic Area.
While for some products, CE marking can be carried out by the manufacturer themselves, other products must be tested by a company that offers CE marking services. TÜV SÜD provides companies around the world with CE mark testing and can also create technical documentation that shows your products are compliant.
CE marking assures your product can enter the European Union and allows free movement throughout the nearly 30 countries that make up the European Economic Area, giving you direct access to over 500 million consumers. If a product that should display a CE mark is found not to have one, the manufacturer or distributor could be fined and face expensive product recall – so compliance is essential.
TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorised to evaluate product compliance within the requirements of most EU Directives and Regulations. Our testing services span the complete range of requirements for product acceptance in the EU, against the essential requirements of the Directives.
We can produce CE certification for all kinds of products, from radio equipment to construction products, machinery and much more.
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