TUV SUD Product Service is making its Octagon Certification Mark service available for machine builders in the UK for the first time. Machinery manufacturers can therefore apply for the TUV SUD Octagon Mark to prove that their machines fulfil safety and quality requirements.
Machines certified with the Octagon Mark are tested by TUV SUD's independent laboratories, while manufacturing facilities are audited annually to ensure consistency in quality.
A mark of quality, the TUV SUD Octagon Mark has been applied to a variety of products and machinery across the world for many years. But this is the first time that UK machinery manufacturers have been able to use the Octagon Mark to gain a competitive advantage through additional proof that their machines comply with relevant standards and regulations; machinery purchasers also benefit from the assurance that machines displaying the mark are safe, reliable and compliant.
Paul Laidler, Business Director for Machinery Safety at TUV SUD Product Service, says: "TUV SUD's blue Octagon Mark is one of the most widely recognised certification marks in the world. For many customers it has proved invaluable in ensuring that their new products and machines are safe and can go to market in the shortest possible timeframe. Now machinery manufacturers in the UK can benefit from this competitive advantage for the first time."