"The expansion to the Guangzhou lab further demonstrates CSA's continued commitment to expanding operations in Asia to provide its clients highly sophisticated and innovative localized testing and certification services for global markets," said Ash Sahi, president and CEO of the CSA Group.
In 2008, CSA established a joint venture, CCIC-CSA International Certification Company Limited, with the China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIC). In November 2008, CSA International opened its first China testing and certification laboratory in Guangzhou to meet demand from local producers of LED lighting products.
Located in the Guangzhou High-tech Development Zone, the new state-of-the-art lab comprises an area of over 3800 m2. The expanded facility is the second CSA Guangzhou laboratory. CSA’s team of highly-skilled engineers, testing specialists and technicians are well-trained professionals with extensive knowledge of North American and international standards.
Early last month, the organization opened a new testing and certification laboratory in Atlanta, GA. This 30,000 ft2 facility (2787 m2), is capable of testing LEDs and lighting products to 75 standards including Energy Star requirements.