DADE CITY, Fla. - TÜV SÜD America Inc., a global testing and certification services firm, has announced expanded operations into Florida, with a regional office and testing capabilities in Dade City. The new office is located at Product Safety Engineering Inc. (PSE), a test and certification partner, as well as a TÜV SÜD America Authorized Partner Laboratory.

Using PSE''s A2LA-accredited testing laboratory, the new office provides a full range of services focused on global product inspection, testing, and certification. Services include electrical and mechanical product safety testing, NRTL and SCC certification services, factory inspections, field evaluations, CE Marking assistance, CUE (Canada, USA, Europe) Mark certification, various European directive approvals, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing.

TÜV has a dedicated product safety engineer onsite to maintain the daily operations and to provide local testing services both at the new location and onsite at customer facilities as needed. A TÜV account executive is located nearby to provide direct, regional service to TÜV''s Southeast customers.

“With our initial alliance, and by establishing an office at PSE, TÜV is focusing on offering more comprehensive, local service to our Southeast customers,” said David Dorfner, senior engineer, TÜV SÜD America. “PSE''s laboratory provides a complete line of testing equipment, as well as a central location to support our clients.”

“Both PSE and TÜV SÜD America share a commitment to providing the highest quality services to our customers,” said Dale E. Burns, PSE president. “We are pleased to welcome TÜV to our Florida facility and look forward to continuing our close partnership.”

TÜV SÜD America has additional product testing facilities in Danvers, Mass.; New Brighton, Minn.; San Diego; and Portland, Ore. The company also maintains EST Testing in Michigan as a wholly owned subsidiary, and works with regional testing partners in various major cities throughout the United States.

Publication date:12/18/2007