Helping you engineer
your product for regulatory approval
The UKs leading independent
product approvals company, which has a well established
laboratory in Market Drayton, Shropshire, has launched its
latest service for Europe,
Ireland and N.
... A partnership between Cranage
and QPS Evaluation Services Inc. of Toronto in Canada led
to the provision of a new product approvals service for
accessing global markets, and the
development of a UK Test Centre with advanced
... A referendum on the United
Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union has led to the
formation of a Conformity Assessment Facility in Europe
(CAFΙ) for certifying electrical and
electronic equipment entering the EU single market.
For manufacturers of electrical and electronic products, Cranage
now provides technical training and consultancy, project
management, EU-type examination, NRTL certification and testing
in our own accredited laboratories or on your premises with
approved CB certification to meet the trading requirements of
over 150 countries worldwide.
Cranage facilitates EU market access with product expertise,
testing and certification for the following European
Cranage has established a conformity
assessment facility in Europe, to provide EU-type examination,
conformity assessments and technical support for accessing the
European single market.
Compliance Engineering & EMC Compliance Testing
Cranage offers a range of
services with in-house testing and diagnostic facilities for meeting
European conformance and worldwide product approvals. Why risk
having your product impounded by import authorities or rejected by
certification bodies when we are here to help you? We have a track
record of navigating clients through complex technical and sometimes
conflicting situations involving standards and regulations.
The partnership draws upon the specialist skills of both
organisations; Cranage as a conformity assessment body (CAB) and
testing laboratory with ISO/EN/IEC accreditation and international
approval for evaluating product safety, and QPS with its
international facilities for verification, certification, training
Product approvals is a stringent
pre-marketing assessment process, not required for EU legislation,
which demonstrates that a product is safe and fit for purpose. It is
a vital part of a product that ensures acceptance with national
regulations, specifiers, purchasers and insurers. A quality
management system accredited to ISO 17025 and ISO 17065 is required
to provide a recognised product approvals service.
In contrast, CE marking in compliance with pre-marketing conditions
in Europe, is a self-regulated process which does not impose a
requirement for accreditation or technical review by a third party.
Cranage has many years of experience in assisting companies to
engineer their products for compliance with European and
international standards. On a global scale, the requirements for
product safety in particular can change and so it is extremely
important to keep up-to-date and know what applies where and when.
The product approvals process requires access to relevant
information and a thorough knowledge of regulatory conditions to
ensure successful approval in many countries worldwide.
How often are apples compared to
apples? It can sometimes be difficult if not time consuming to
assess or quantify technical improvements especially if established
procedures fall short of being able to do this. Todays market is
moving fast and with more and more competition emerging you need to
stay on top.
Cranage is able to work alongside you with advice on in-house
testing or assist with component or materials verification leading
to improvements in manufacturing processes or product performance
whilst sticking to the path of regulatory approval.
Cranage supports corporate
responsibility for product safety. We offer our technical expertise,
knowledge and accredited facilities to help you develop compliant
products and grow your business so whatever your requirements are,
whether you manufacture medical equipment or industrial machinery,
you will benefit from having us involved BEFORE you produce a
Approval, Testing & Certification Made Easy
Cranage offers training, consultancy,
diagnostic testing, and engineering compliance-proving facilities.
Compliance testing would be carried out in our own accredited
testing laboratory or, subject to factory inspection, on your
We operate in the following market sectors for CE marking, NRTL
or CB certification:-
Scientific & Laboratory
Medical & Therapeutic - accredited to test Class 1, 2a and 2b
electrical and medical equipment
Industrial Equipment & Machinery - evaluating compliance against
European and International standards
Lighting UK Test Centre for LED luminaires and drivers
Electrical Fittings & Surge Protection Devices
Household Appliances - UKAS accredited testing laboratory for
evaluating household and similar appliances
Security, Fire & Smoke
Energy & Environmental
Electronic Toys & Games
Information Technology & Audio Visual
Mobility Aids & Assistive Technologies - working with manufacturers
to assist and evaluate their products
Road & Rail
Cranage has for some time been
providing conformity assessment services for exporters to the Middle
East. To meet GCC technical regulations we can assist to provide a
G-Marking service for those seeking access to the GCC/Saudi market.
Cranage is your one stop shop for export compliance to Europe, USA,
Canada, Australia, Japan, GCC Region/Middle East and Africa.
We have now found that many companies in Ireland are looking to use
our services, we cover all of Ireland with a strong focus in
Limerick and the surrounding areas such as Cork, Galway, Donegal,
Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford, Clare, Kilkenny, Kildare and Dublin.
For further information about Cranage please check our website
contact us directly with your enquiry. Tel: +44(0)1630 658568
We have now launched a European Website
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EMC & Safety Job Opportunities
Cranage EMC & Safety is a
UKAS accredited testing laboratory providing world-class product
testing and certification services for companies in the United
Kingdom. Were based in the historic town of Market Drayton,
surrounded by open countryside in the heart of England, working
towards a new industrial revolution. The backbone of our business is
the people we employ and right now we are recruiting talented
individuals to help bring our services to markets, and deliver
exceptional quality to our customers.
Apply speculatively with a CV to
[email protected] (commercial roles) or register your
interest for the following:
As academics exploring the transfer of a prototype to a product, for a large multinational, for the first time, we were rather anxious as to the whole CE marking process. Mark and his team at Cranage, gently and skilfully guided us through the whole pre-compliance process, providing insightful and instructive solutions to any issues raised. I would certainly recommend that others consider using Cranage and their state-of-the art facility.
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