DEKRA Brazil has been accredited to test home appliances, IT & A/V products, and equipment used in hazardous locations
DEKRA Brazil Accredited by CGCRE (INMETRO) to Test Electrical Appliances
DEKRA Brazil has been accredited by General Accreditation Coordination of INMETRO (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology) to test home appliances (for example: dryers, flat irons and blenders), IT products, audio and video products and equipment used in hazardous locations (valve actuators, motors, flow meters, gas analyzers, weighing scales, purged control rooms). This accreditation complements DEKRA’s global service portfolio to support local and international manufacturers. It also strengthens the position of DEKRA in South America as an independent third-party solution provider for Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC).
In 2022, DEKRA officially opened its product testing laboratory in Brazil, located in the city of Atibaia, near São Paulo. The laboratory also offers voluntary product tests according to international standards as well as industry or customer specific requirements. Both accredited and non-accredited services contain electrical, chemical and mechanical safety testing, including environmental testing.
“We are proud to achieve the INMETRO accreditation for our laboratory at DEKRA Brazil. It highlights our commitment to support our customers as an independent expert organization in the area of electrical safety in Brazil. They can rely on our support and solutions when selling their products locally, regionally or internationally”, said Ivan Bornal, Laboratory Manager, DEKRA Certification B.V. Brazilian Branch.
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2022, DEKRA generated preliminary sales totaling almost EUR 3.7 billion. The company currently employs over 48,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked.