TUV Rheinland's furniture testing lab receives BIFMA listing
The state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru will help manufacturers meet the latest US and European compliance standards
TUV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, announced that its furniture testing laboratory in Bengaluru has been listed by Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) to support furniture manufacturers and exporters with comprehensive services to ensure compliance of their products as well as facilitate access to domestic and global markets.
BIFMA level® is a voluntary third-party certification program based on the BIFMA e3 furniture sustainability standard. It has been launched to provide a transparent and holistic approach for the furniture industry to evaluate and communicate the environmental and social impacts of their products in the built environment.
On the achievement, Thomas Fuhrmann, managing director, TUV Rheinland India commented, "TUV Rheinland stands for quality and safety for people, technology and environment. This certification will provide manufacturers a differentiation that independently verifies environmental marketing rights, while giving them a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Our laboratories are a significant contributor to the safety values that TUV Rheinland stands for and we look forward to this new accreditation enabling safety consciousness in the Industry."
Joerg Maehler, global field manager, TUV Rheinland, added, "As an independent third party, our testing and certification procedures are the best way to demonstrate your product's safety and reliability. It will boost the confidence of customers in the quality of furniture products while providing them with additional guidance in their purchasing decisions. With this listing, TUV Rheinland-tested products will help to promote a working environment that is functional and healthy."
TUV Rheinland's world-class furniture testing facility can test a wide range of product categories in furniture that includes domestic/ contract use furniture, outdoor, indoor and office furniture, children/ school educational furniture, couch systems, sleeping furniture, mattress and much more. Besides physical testing of furniture, TUV Rheinland also serves retail clients and provides tailored services in accordance with their needs and requirements besides catering to inspection services such as PSI, FI, FRI, Dupro, LS and training/consulting/seminars.