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TÜV Rheinland’s New Furniture Lab in India enables Indian and Foreign Furniture Manufacturers Faster Market Access

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 3, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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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. TÜV Rheinland India’s world-class furniture testing laboratory in Bangalore supports furniture manufacturers and exporters with comprehensive services to ensure compliance of their products as well as facilitate access to demanding markets within India and abroad.

The new facility also complements TÜV Rheinland’s existing global network of furniture testing laboratories and has been strategically positioned to assist India’s growing furniture manufacturing industry.

When it comes to furniture products, quality, durability, safety, ergonomics are some of the top priorities for consumers. The testing laboratory has the infrastructure and the required competencies to support manufacturers and exporters, and enable them to test and certify their furniture products to reduce developmental cycles and improve speed-to-market.

With global buyers increasingly looking to India as a reliable supplier of furniture, either by partnering with domestic manufacturers or by setting up local operations, it is important that India’s furniture sector fully understands the complexity of international quality standards.

TÜV Rheinland India’s state-of-the-art testing facilities in India are dedicated to partnering with the manufacturers and ensuring that consumers get to experience world-class quality products that are high on safety. This 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 to their needs and requirements besides catering to inspection services such as PSI, FI, FRI, Dupro, LS and Training/ Consulting/ Seminars.

Furniture has evolved in parallel to the needs, comfort, tastes, and status of cultures around the world. Going beyond the basics, it is again a medium to express the sense of style that sustains for a long period of time. The tiny errors made when manufacturing low-quality furniture, or lack of detail, becomes more pronounced with time, therefore, costing more in repairs and replacement. Today’s consumers expect quality furnishings to be practical, durable and safe from hazardous substances.

TÜV Rheinland has been operating in India since 1996. Today, its nationwide presence across multiple locations provide testing, training, inspection, and certification services through its Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Softlines, Academy & Life Care, Systems and Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity business streams. Offering more than 2,500 services, TÜV Rheinland India caters to almost every industry.

Mr. Rajesh Gupta, General Manager, TÜV Rheinland India said, “We stand for quality and safety for people, technology and environment. Our state-of-the-art testing facility has capabilities ranging from mechanical testing including workmanship, safety, durability, stability, strength, drop impact and locking devices for domestic and international markets.”


Topics: Market Access, AA19_P00_MAS