Thursday, April 23, 2015

UL India Bangalore Lab gets BIS Accreditation for testing portable batteries and cells

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a premier safety science company, has been successfully audited and accredited for testing portable cells and batteries by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Expertise from the global UL team helped UL in Bangalore meet the requirements of Indian standard IS16046 and requirements of CRO accreditation by BIS. This accreditation makes UL facility the foremost testing and accreditation agency for small cells and batteries used in medical equipment, industrial equipment and communication equipment in India.

UL’s 40,000-square-foot advanced comprehensive testing laboratory at Bangalore is approved under the Laboratory Recognition Scheme with OSL (6120526) by the BIS (Bureau of India Standards). UL is the first and only multinational company to acquire this accreditation in India, UL facility will be uniquely placed to meet the expected spike in demand for batteries certification over the next few months.

“Batteries are seen as a potential hazard, and in India, DeitY already has listed 30 products under CRS. The list is expected to grow year on year. UL in India has been a significant partner in this journey, and has satisfied all the requirement criterion set by DeitY and BIS for accreditation, and we will continue to cater to this growing market,” said Suresh Sugavanam, managing director and vice president of UL South Asia, speaking of the achievement.