UL International (UK) Ltd. appointed as notified body to the Construction Products Directive

Published:  20 January, 2010

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety and conformity testing and certification services, today announced UL International (UK) Ltd. (UL UK) has been appointed as a Notified Body to the Construction Products Directive (CPD).

UL UK is now notified as a certification and inspection organization for fire detection and alarm equipment and fire resistance products and systems. The company can now offer CE Marking services within the scope of the CPD alongside the already well established UL Mark.
"UL and UL UK are very proud to achieve this designation and are excited about what it means for our valued customers," said Marco Crosignani, head of the Notified Body. "Our new service offerings will help expand our already-growing certification business in Europe while enhancing overall global market access for UL customers."

As a CPD Notified Body, UL UK can test products to applicable European standards (ENs) and European Technical Approvals (ETAGs), utilizing UL's network of state-of-the-art test facilities and issue a CE Certificate of conformity. The CE Certificate of conformity is mandatory for fire safety products and systems marketed in Europe to demonstrate compliance with relevant CPD requirements.

"Manufacturers who work with UL for UL Mark services and for their CPD testing and certification needs will gain both a competitive advantage and a strategic partner in UL." said Chris Hasbrook, vice president and general manager, UL's Global Building Materials and Life Safety & Security Industries. "UL's combined services can save customers time and money while increasing their speed to market, with UL serving as a one-stop-shop for all their product compliance needs. UL is in a unique position of being able to offer CE marking services alongside the UL mark, providing economies of scale and consolidation of factory inspection processes."

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