Inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS, has formally opened a new electrical and electronic product testing laboratory in Yokohama, Japan.

The facility is equipped to provide a comprehensive range of services covering safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), wireless and chemical testing.

The opening of this new 375 square metre laboratory represents a significant expansion in SGS’s local ability to provide a one-stop facility for the testing of medical devices, IT equipment, industrial equipment and consumer electrics.

Through this expansion in capabilities, the Yokohama facility now offers:  

  • Testing and reporting services
  • Technical meeting services for CE, NERL and other international regulations
  • Factory inspection services

This broad range of testing capabilities is accredited against: 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 by IAS (ILAC mark)
  • CBTL by SGS CEBEC for CB Scheme
  • NRTL testing laboratory by SGS US for OSHA
  • Diamond PSE and JET-S mark through JET

Commenting on the expansion, Norihiro Ueda, product safety manager, said: “Our investment in developing new facilities at Yokohama supports our strategy to strengthen and develop our electrical and electronic testing services in Japan and to broaden our client base there. Current and future clients will benefit from a locally available service which guarantees competitiveness in the international markets and helps streamline and accelerate their routes to new markets.”