TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, announced today that its Furniture Testing Laboratory in Bangalore 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.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland India said, “TÜV 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 TÜV Rheinland stands for and we look forward to this new accreditation enabling safety consciousness in the Industry.”
BIFMA level® certification will help customers boost confidence in the quality and reliability of their furniture, market products which are safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly and also help them gain a competitive advantage with a neutral environment label.
Mr. Joerg Maehler, Global Field Manager, TÜV Rheinland said, “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.” He added, “With this Listing, TUV Rheinland tested products will help to promote a working environment that is functional and healthy.”
Commenting on the Listing, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, General Manager, Products – TÜV Rheinland India said, “With the increasing awareness around safety for consumer products in India, the need for reliable safety and certification is gaining attention among manufacturers and retailers.” He added, “Our Furniture Testing Laboratory in Bangalore has capabilities ranging from mechanical testing including workmanship, safety, durability, stability, strength, drop impact and locking devices for domestic and international markets.”
TÜV 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, TÜV 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.