Compliance expertise for Industrial companies
You're a manufacturer, importer or operator of some type of traditional machinery or perhaps even a special equipment engineering firm? Then you'll be facing a challenge, because the CE marking regulations that apply in the EU may be very different to regulations in other countries.
Which regulations apply to my business?
In addition to the all important Machinery Directive, which applies to almost all sectors of industry, other regulations such as the EMC Directive or the Pressure Equipment Directive as they apply to the mandatory CE Mark, often have to be observed in international markets. Once you've identified all relevant regulations and conducted your research on each destination country, the next challenge already awaits.
How Do I interpret these regulations correctly?
There is often a lot of leeway in the interpretation of Directives, especially outside of traditional mechanical and plant engineering. Did you know, for example, that every product with a spring-loaded drive could potentially be subject to the Machinery Directive – even a rotating Christmas tree stand? Regional differences in the legal definition of what constitutes a machine can make things very difficult very fast.
Globalnorm – for compliant products on international markets
The services of our experts include the monitoring and correct implementation of legislation required to obtain the CE Mark. We also have a complete overview of non-EU regulations that are relevant to your sector, as well as essential contract provisions regarding, for example, machinery safety.