CSA Group further expands global service offerings with the acquisition of emitel AG

FRANKFURT, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a leading organization in standards development, testing and certification officially announces the acquisition of emitel AG. Headquartered in Strasskirchen, Germany, with offices in Turkey, Hong Kong & Shenzhen, China, emitel AG provides consulting, testing, certification and project & laboratory-management for a variety of industries including Automotive, IT, Telecommunication, Household and Multimedia. emitel AG is one of the leading German laboratories in the areas of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), safety, radio and environmental testing.  The company distinguishes itself as a highly sophisticated customer oriented service provider.

"The acquisition of emitel AG provides CSA with established and respected expertise in testing and certification as well as Project & Laboratory Management services and significant infrastructure for further growth in Europe," says Magali Depras, Vice President for Europe, CSA Group.

The acquisition of emitel AG is the fourth such expansion for CSA in the European market following the acquisitions of INTRATest GmbH, a privately-held product testing business with strong focus on medical devices and laboratory equipment located in Gebenstorf, Switzerland,  mikes-testingpartners gmbh near Munich, Germany which certifies electric and electronic devices and systems for nearly all branches of industry, and the UK-based SIRA Test and Certification Limited (and three affiliated companies) a world leader in the conformity assessment solutions field specializing in the testing of safety equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

"CSA's four European acquisitions are a key part of our European growth business strategy and demonstrate very strong commitment to our European clients," says Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group.

Dieter Fröhlich, CEO of emitel AG, says "The CSA acquisition presents us with the additional potential for a constant accelerated growth and it also strengthens our leading market position in Germany. The support of one of the worlds leading testing organisations, combined with our strong customer orientation,  provides us with a competitive advantage to serve our clients with an even more extensive range of services plus the direct access to the US and Canadian markets."

emitel AG supports its clients in the very early stages of their R&D work by simulating and optimizing the EMC behaviour of their products. With its laboratory management program, emitel AG carries out the co-ordination, implementation and facilities operations for its clients at their premises. Its leading edge EMC-testing facilities provide testing for almost any kind of emission and immunity measurements. Stand alone equipment and combinations of test instruments enable emitel to offer a complete EMC-scope from ANSI to ZV in a very efficient way.

emitel AG can support clients in the fulfilment of their regulatory automotive requirements. This includes the technical testing of the automotive component, the entire car or even motor cycles in its laboratories plus the application and project handling to obtain the E1 - approval by the KBA in Germany, or alternative E 13 - approval, through the SNCH (Société Nationale de Certification et  d' Homologation, Luxembourg).  This service can be obtained for all kinds of automotives including Hybrid- and E-Vehicles.

Furthermore emitel is able to perform specific measurements required by the automotive industry (industrial standards) such as the automotive interference pulses, stripline tests and ESD measurements.  emitel AG is also fully accredited for Automotive, EMC, Radio, Environmental and Safety testing. To learn more about emitel AG, visit www.emitel.de.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association serving business, industry, government and consumers. CSA Group consists of three divisions: CSA Standards, a leading standards-based solutions organization, providing standards development, application products, training and advisory services; CSA International, which provides testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers. For more, visit www.csagroup.org.

SOURCE CSA International

For further information:

Anthony Toderian
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
416-747-2620
anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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