German testing, inspection and certification (TIC) organisation TUV Rheinland last week said its Indian subsidiary has expanded with a new facility that houses all of its laboratories, including the photovoltaic (PV) lab.
According to the announcement, thanks to the new EUR-2.5-million (USD 3m) facility, which is located at Electronic City in Bangalore and has solar panels to power interior lighting, TUV Rheinland becomes the first international TIC organisation in India to have all of its laboratories under one roof. The laboratories also include the material testing lab, electrical safety lab, medical lab, battery testing lab, the softlines testing lab, and the wireless Internet of Things (IoT) testing lab.
Thomas Fuhrmann, managing director of TUV Rheinland India, said that major markets like the US and the EU have stringent mandatory product safety and quality regulations. "The Indian government is also moving in the right direction by initiating mandatory BIS [Bureau of Indian Standards] regulation for local manufacturers," Fuhrmann added.