Ensure market access of steel and aluminium structures in the European market
Steel and aluminium construction must comply with the requirements of the EN 1090 standards to obtain the CE Marking for their structures and access the European market. Under the requirements, manufacturers have to prove the conformity of their products through type testing tests and the certification of their Factory Production Control (FPC) by a third-party Notified Body before issuing a Declaration of Performance.
TÜV SÜD is a third-party Notified Body authorised to carry out assessment and certification. From the onset, our experts provide the complete certification process in accordance with EN 1090-1. We certify your FPC based on the initial inspection and factory production control. In addition, we conduct ongoing surveillance, evaluation and assessment of your FPC.
Initial Type Testing and Initial Type Calculation
We assess if manufacturers fulfil the requirements to deliver load-bearing components and kits that are compliant with the applicable standard through initial type testing and initial type calculation.
Factory Production Control (FPC)
Based on initial type testing / initial type calculations, our experts assess manufacturers to check if there is a factory production control implemented that includes documentation and maintenance to ensure that products placed on the market have the necessary and declared performance features.
As a Notified Body, TÜV SÜD comes in during the initial type inspection to verify that the FPC is suitable-for standard-compliant manufacturing of components and kits.
Our experts perform regular mandatory continuous surveillance of your FPC to ensure consistent high quality and standard-compliant manufacturing of components and kits.
Minimise risk - from the onset by identifying and avoiding nonconformities that could lead to legal consequences.
Increase market access - with a CE marking from TÜV SÜD, enabling you to expand to the European market.
Partner expertise - by working with specialists who have long-standing experience in plant and installation, steam and pressure engineering. We are highly familiar with the state of the art and statutory regulations.
Gain wide recognition of certification - through TÜV SÜD’s reputation for independence and impartiality, ensuring widespread acceptance of your certificates and certification marks.