Yesterday, VDE Global Services GmbH and the China General Certification Center (CGC) founded VDE CGC (Guangdong) Testing and Certification Co., Ltd. in Beijing. As part of the joint venture, the two organizations signed an agreement with the city leaders of Zhongshan City to build a new high-tech laboratory for products related to the Internet of Things and Smart Living, such as home appliances and lighting. Together with CGC and the city of Zhongshan, the VDE Institute will develop and build this center to provide VDE and CCC compliant testing and inspection. The China General Certification Center was founded in 2003 by the Certification and Accreditation Authority of the People's Republic of China. In its capacity as notified body, it undertakes the compulsory product certification (CCC) approved by the Certification and Accreditation Authority of the People's Republic of China.
Fast access to the Chinese market
The hitherto unique joint venture makes it easier for manufacturers of electric appliances to sell their products worldwide. From now on, they have the opportunity to obtain market access for China with the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) with a VDE or CB certification for the European market. "We are proud that we are one of the first European testing institutes to have been given the opportunity to cooperate in this way," says Sven Öhrke, Managing Director of VDE Global Services GmbH and member of the management board of the VDE Institute, after the signing of the contract. "For our customers, this means a great deal of time and cost savings if they want to sell their high-tech products in both target markets in Europe and China."