TAIPEI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, and JHET, a leading provider of certification and compliance testing in Taiwan, announced a new alliance that will enable both organizations to expand one-stop testing and certification services for luminaries and equipment used in hazardous locations, providing manufacturers in Taiwan access to global markets. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group and Mr. Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET, officially marked the occasion by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today.
(Behind – from L to R): From CSA Group: Hades Lee, Robin Lu, Robert Sickinger, Esteban De Bernardis, Claudia Chan, Jerry Lee (from JHET), Frances Hung, Jupiter Huang, and Eddie Lee (Front – from L to R): Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group; Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET
"Our new alliance with JHET will allow CSA Group to continue its leadership in hazardous locations testing and certification," said Ash Sahi, President & CEO, CSA Group. "JHET is a highly regarded in hazardous locations testing for luminaries and has expertise in national regulatory compliance. Combining the expertise of CSA Group with JHET’s will allow both organizations’ customers to benefit from one-stop access to local and global markets."
CSA Group and JHET will offer testing and certification and promote compliance with local, national and international standards for luminaries and equipment used in hazardous locations. Eligible manufacturers in Taiwan wishing to export to international markets would be able gain the globally recognized CSA certification based on testing carried out locally at a qualified JHET laboratory. This will benefit existing and future CSA Group and JHET customers by reducing travel time and costs associated with testing samples, by shortening turnaround time for reports, and providing a streamlined process for testing and certification to global standards.
"JHET aims to provide our customers with the best possible service," said Chang Lung Chen, President JHET Co., Ltd. "By aligning ourselves with CSA Group, we will both benefit from our knowledge and expertise in the hazardous locations testing and certification helping provide manufacturers in Taiwan become a competitive advantage internationally."
CSA Group provides hazardous locations testing and certifications for North America, the European Union, ATEX and IECEx certification. CSA Group has a skilled team of professionals in Taiwan and is a recognized leader in hazardous locations testing and certification services worldwide. CSA Group also has hazardous locations testing facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada and United States.