Transparency and Safety on European Markets
Only safe, flawless, and quality goods should be available on the European market – at least, that’s the objective of the CE Mark. The seal proves that the product in question conforms to EU health and safety standards, whether it's toys or construction machines. Our experts conduct an audit on your products based on the appropriate EU regulations, such as the low-voltage or electromagnetic compatibility directive. A CE declaration of conformity means your product now has right of way onto the European market.
In the past, the countries of the European Community legislated different requirements for imported and exported products, so that products manufactured in one country could not be circulated freely in another country’s market. The CE came into being as part of the endeavour to remove such trade barriers. Products affixed with the CE mark meet the all requirements of the European Directive, and verify that the product has passed the relevan assessment procedures and the conformity statement of the manufacturer.
Any products that are required by the relevant directive to affix the CE Marking, but fail to do so, cannot be circulated in the EU. Moreover,any product that is affixed with the CE mark but is shown to be nonconforming to the relevant safety requirements will be revoked from the market. If a product continuously breaches the directive, it will be restricted or forbidden to enter the EU, or may even be forced to withdraw from the market.
To enter the EU market, it is a legal requirement for industrial machinery to carry the CE Marking. Products must conform with the regulations on the safety of machinery ( Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC ) , safety of electricity ( Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC Directive 2004/108/EC).
Benefits at a Glance
A product audit by BCTC and CE Marking helps you:
Stick to current EU guidelines
Reduce liability for your company with documented safety standards
Improve the quality and safety of your products
Take advantage of short audit times and our extensive experience
Four Steps to Your Product’s CE Marking
The CE mark is the responsibility of the manufacturer or the exporter to the EU, who must declare that the product complies with all relevant Directives. The CE mark is not awarded by a test organisation. Although the CE mark is the responsibility of the manufacturer or the exporter, BCTC can be of great help.
We can perform all of the required safety and EMC tests
If required, we can issue a Certificate of Compliance with EC-regulations that will offer you a marketing advantage with your European clients
We can assist you in compiling a Technical Construction File
We can support you in the preparation of risk assessments
Our employees determine which directive are applicable to your product.
We carry out the conformity evaluation procedure and all required audits on your behalf. With a declaration of conformity, you demonstrate that your product complies with all valid regulations, such as health and safety product regulation or medical product regulations.
Some products or machines rated as dangerous need to have been initialized by an authorized body, such as TÜV Rheinland.
You can now label your product as CE mark approved.
CE Directive and the CE Marking
The 'CE' abbreviation stands for 'Communauté Européenne,' French for 'European Union.' It also stands for EU-wide standards, which simplify the traffic of European goods.