Repairability Testing

Extending product lifetime and enable re-use

Guarantee the quality of your products

WHAT IS REPAIRABILITY TESTING?

 

Repairability testing is a type of testing that determines the ability and ease of the product to be repaired during its lifecycle. It involves three stages:

  • Documentation
  • Disassembly
  • Availability of spare parts and repair service.

The service allows product (all or some parts) to be brought back to working condition after failure over a period of time without having to replace the entire product.

 

WHY IS REPAIRABILITY TESTING SERVICE IMPORTANT?

The circular economy focuses on designing waste out of the resource ecosystem and maximizing the value of resources by keeping them in use for as long as possible. One of the measures is to extend the product lifetime and enable re-use where products are repaired instead of being replaced with new ones.

 

Repairability is required for many categories of products sold or imported into the European Union (EU), France and other major markets. There are several initiatives to promote more energy-efficient and sustainable products. These includes the French Repairability Scoring Index and EU “right-to-repair”.

 

Third-party repairability tests also help strengthen your competitive position in the market by demonstrating your commitment to sustainability.

 

 

YOUR BUSINESS BENEFITS

 

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Testing and proof that your products fulfill the repairability requirements

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Extend the product’s lifecycle hence reducing the impact on the environment

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Helps you to design more repairable products with the aim of achieving better and more marketable

 

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Repairability testing also helps you to win acceptance from consumers who are likely to choose a product that is labelled “more repairable”.

 

TÜV SÜD’S APPROACH TO REPAIRABILITY TESTING

 

Our experts are always up-to-date with regulatory changes and can efficiently support you in meeting the relevant regulations and test requirements in the area of repairability.

 

TÜV SÜD Repairability Standards

  • For all products (electrical, mechanical, ...)

French Repairability Scoring Index*

  • Computers / Laptops
  • Televisions
  • Smartphones
  • Lawnmowers (wired, battery-operated and robotic)
  • Washing machines

*There will be additional product categories within the French Repairability Scoring Index from 2022 onwards: top-loading washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, tablets and high-pressure cleaners


 

TÜV SÜD REPAIRABILITY STANDARD

 

TÜV SÜD Repairability Standard consists of three steps:

  • Documentation - determined by the manufacturer’s commitment to make technical documents available to repairers and consumers.
  • Disassembly of tools - determined by the possibility of disassembly according to instructions and wearing parts can be replaced by the user.
  • Availability of spare parts and repair service - determined by the commitment of the availability of spare parts, where the product can be repaired as well as repair costs.

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