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
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
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