Standards Institution of Israel to work with TUV Rheinland

March 8, 2010 – The Standards Institution of Israel (SII) and TÜV Rheinland have reached a strategic cooperative agreement allowing TUV Rheinland to test and certify electrical products and components destined for the Israeli and global marketplace under the CB Scheme of the Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE).

Both parties hope for major synergies to emerge from these activities for the Israeli market and international pro-jects, centred, for instance on renewable sources of energy.

“Through the cooperation with SII, as a highly esteemed partner in Israel, we are able to expand our range of Market Access services to serve another important country. This, in turn, is sure to benefit our globally oriented customers particularly those from North America, Asia and Europe,” said TÜV Rheinland’s Executive Vice President Products and Systems Ralf Wilde.

Established in 1945, SII represents Israel in the international organisations for standardisation such as ISO and IEC. The institution has a staff of more than 900 and generates about € 45 million/a. SII incorporates Standardization, Testing, Certification and Training activities under one roof and has laboratories in almost all technological areas, providing testing and inspection services to industry and commerce, as well as regulatory services to government.

SII has over 40 testing laboratories in a vast array of products such as: vehicles and spare parts, protective systems, lifts and lifting devices, shutters and windows, pressure equipment, strength of materials and metallurgy, general mechanical systems, metal and plastic plumbing systems, irrigation accessories, products operating on gas and kerosene, air conditioners, solar collectors, automatic extinguishing systems, sport equipment, steel and plastic piping, building, house, highway or bridge, household or office electrical products, computers, industrial and household electrical panels, electrical accessories, cables, lamps, batteries, photometry and acoustics. Environ-mental significance is also high on the agenda.

Established 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland has developed into one of the leading international providers of testing services. It has over 490 offices in 61 countries on five continents. With a workforce of 13,850, it achieves a turn-over of approx. € 1.2 billion a year. The guiding principle in the Group is sustainable development of safety and quality standards. The range of services available to customers all over the world includes product testing, certifi-cation of management systems and testing of industrial facilities. Moreover, the Group is involved in industrial, power station and infrastructural projects worldwide.