CSA Group continues growth in Europe with new EMC testing chamber in Strasskirchen, Germany

STRASSKIRCHEN, Germany, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization,  continues its growth in Europe by opening a new EMC testing chamber in Strasskirchen, Bayern, Germany. CSA Group Bayern operates one of Europe's largest state-of-the-art EMC testing centers. The new 560-square meter lab building allows for testing of large objects including passenger cars of all sizes. It will enable CSA Group to address the growing market demand resulting from increased connectivity of products and solutions. The new chamber extends current EMC testing capabilities to 7,260 square meters in 17 shielded rooms and 7 anechoic chambers, and is a testament to CSA Group's continued growth and success in Europe.

"We're opening this new chamber to meet the growing market needs for testing services specifically from the European automotive industry," said Ralf Schunk, Vice President, Europe, CSA Group. "Transportation is a key business sector for us and we have a strong footprint in that market in Europe. By expanding  EMC testing services in our Strasskirchen facility and through our market-leading testing laboratory in Leyland, UK, which is focussed on security tests in the transportation industry, we provide a very strong value proposition for companies in that sector."

CSA Group Bayern has been growing over 10 percent year-by-year in the last three years and been operating its existing EMC chambers in two shifts to meet market demand. In the last three years CSA Group Bayern had already opened two new anechoic chambers as well as the environmental lab.

"We are very pleased to make additional resources available to our customers with the new facility," says Dieter Froehlich, Managing Director of CSA Group Bayern. "We want to provide the best support in our industry and have invested significantly in the last three years to create and enhance our facilities in Strasskirchen. The new laboratory will help us to continue to provide timely and cost-effective localized services to our customers."

In addition to the EMC testing in Strasskirchen, CSA Group also provides  environmental testing and certification services for automotive, industrial components, e-vehicles, power tools, IT, household appliances, medical devices and components, terminal blocks and other product categories which help companies to maintain local and global market access. CSA Group will continue to invest in these areas as well as services such as testing and certification in hazardous locations.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.

SOURCE Canadian Standards Association

For further information: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, 1-416-747-2615, allison.hawkins@csagroup.org

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