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TÜV SÜD Canada Inc. Acquires Global Advantage International

Product safety testing capabilities increased for Canadian market.

Published: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 09:17

(TÜV SÜD Canada: Toronto, Canada) -- TÜV SÜD Canada, part of the global TÜV SÜD testing and certification organization, announces the acquisition of a product safety business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Global Advantage International is a complete product safety and regulatory compliance solutions provider that has been helping companies throughout North America achieve certifications and listings internationally. Global Advantage supports NRTL, SCC, GS and CE Marking, CB scheme certification, 510(k), Field Evaluations, International Compliance Management, as well as the CCC mark for China. The 10,000-square-foot lab serves a multitude of industries, including medical and lab equipment, lightning testing, information technology, audio and video, and many others needing electrical safety solutions, and also provides service packages for EMC and environmental requirements.

Garry Lee, the founder and manager of Global Advantage International, will continue its mission and lead the testing business for TÜV SÜD Canada. “Global Advantage International has earned a strong reputation in the North American marketplace and is highly regarded for its customer service. We are thrilled to join the TÜV SÜD group. Combining the two organizations will enable us to build on the TÜV SÜD mark by offering testing and certification according to NRTL, SCC, and other IEC standards to the benefit of our clients, reducing cost, and turnaround time,” says Lee.

“TÜV SÜD’s growing network of testing laboratories and services across the Americas enables clients to conveniently test their products and demonstrate their commitment to building safe and reliable products,” says Karsten Xander, CEO and president of TÜV SÜD America. “The strategic acquisition of Global Advantage International strengthens our testing capabilities for the Canadian market and adds expertise, convenience, time savings, and cost reductions for our clients. We are excited to provide a regional presence for better service and even faster turnaround times,” adds Xander.

TÜV SÜD is recognized by authorities having jurisdiction, accepted by major retailers, accredited by the SCC in Canada, is an OSHA nationally recognized testing laboratory, and is a notified body in the European Union. TÜV SÜD Canada can offer a wide variety of testing and certification services in its Toronto facility including, but not limited to, machinery and electronics, medical/health products and services, consumer products, information technology products, pressure equipment, and more.

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2016 marks the 150th anniversary of TÜV SÜD—a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specializes in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. TÜV SÜD America, a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, is a business-to-business engineering services firm providing international safety testing and certification services. Founded in 1987, TÜV SÜD America has more than a dozen locations throughout North America. Operating under the brand names of Product Service, Management Service, Industry Service, Automotive and PetroChem, TÜV SÜD America has partnered with thousands of companies throughout the NAFTA region, assuring product and management systems excellence, and acceptance in the global marketplace.