CE Certification

Effective monitoring and finalization of certification processes are important for more effective use of company resources. Our company provides the necessary tests and analyzes in CE certification processes, finalizing them and preparing relevant technical files.

WHAT IS CE MARKING (CERTIFICATE)?

CE Mark is a health and safety mark applied within the framework of the "New Approach" created by the European Union in 1985 in order to ensure the free movement of goods. It is intended to use a uniform EU mark indicating conformity with the EU directives, instead of different conformity markings used throughout the EU.

It is the conformity mark of the European Union's New Approach Directives, which indicates that the product affixed on the CE Mark is healthy and safe for humans, animals and the environment. It is not possible for a product to enter the EU market without carrying the CE Mark, which is within the scope of one or more of the 25 New Approach Directives. In proving the compliance with the New Approach Directives, it is of great importance that the manufacturers produce in accordance with the harmonized standards related to the directives. Although it is not mandatory to comply with the standards, if the production is made in accordance with the standards, the assumption that the production is made in accordance with the directives encourages the manufacturer to comply with the standards.

 

CE mark is not a quality symbol, but a mark that means that the product on which it is attached meets all the requirements of the relevant regulation and that is created in order to ensure the free movement of goods among the member countries of the European Union. The Turkish Standards Institute's Identification Number is 1783. Following the “CE” conformity mark, the identification number of the notified body performing the transactions must be included. For example TSE; it is in the form of "CE 1783".

Why is the "CE" Mark Important?

The "CE mark" is a mark placed on products that are within the scope of some New Approach Directives of the European Union. Therefore, within the scope of the relevant legislation and in EU member countries and the products that will be marketed in Turkey is compulsory to carry this indicator. In other words, this sign functions as a kind of passport for the products to be released for free circulation in EU member countries. Turkey is also due to be adopting the EU legislation implementing similar legislation. With the implementation of relevant legislation, the products to be offered to the market in our country are to carry this mark.

What is the Relationship Between CE Mark and TSE Certificate?

It is the conformity mark of the European Union New Approach Directives indicating that the product with CE Mark affixed on it is safe for the environment in which it is used. A product can be included in more than one New Approach Directive, and the CE Mark attached to the product by fulfilling the necessary conditions shows that the product complies with all of these directives. Compliance with directives means meeting the basic requirements of the directives by following the relevant conformity assessment procedures specified in the directives. These basic requirements stipulate conditions for product safety. However, the basic requirements do not directly specify the conditions for the performance characteristics and quality of the product. Therefore, CE Mark is for the safety of products and mainly aims free movement within the European Union. However, TSE Product Certification is carried out by taking into account the performance and quality criteria as well as the safety requirements stipulated in the Standards referred to in the directives, together with the compliance of the production site. For this reason, a TSE certified product provides assurance to the consumer in terms of performance and quality as well as being safe. Therefore, product certification should not be considered as an alternative to CE marking. The most obvious indication of this is that the product certification activities other than the CE mark continue to increase in all European Union countries. The product certification services that our institute started in 1964 and has been continuing uninterruptedly until today are of great importance for both our industrialists and our consumers.

What is the Attribution of the CE Mark to Quality Management Requirements?

The CE mark has no direct relationship with the Quality Management Systems (TSEN ISO 9001). The CE mark symbolizes that any product is designed and manufactured in accordance with the European Union New Approach Directives and related harmonized European Standards. It is seen that Quality Management Systems are essential for some product groups in the modular system.

What are the Consequences of the Improper Use of the "CE" Mark?

In case of detection of failure to comply with state regulations, the product manufacturer or its authorized representative in Turkey shall take necessary actions to ensure that the provisions concerning the CE conformity mark are taken and shall terminate this infringement. In the event that the non-compliance continues, the Ministry takes all measures to restrict or prohibit the market in question or to withdraw the product from the market and to prohibit the use of the elevator, within the framework of the authorities given to it by law.

What Should Our Manufacturers Do?

Our manufacturers should determine by which directives / regulations their products are covered, examine the directives in question and adopt them with all their elements; when necessary, they should make changes in the production line and carry out certification activities accordingly.

What are the Process Steps for "CE" Certification?

Firms are required to act according to the following steps for CE Certificate:

• Identification of the Product

• Determining Which Directives the Product is covered

• Are there any relevant standards?

• Does it comply with National Standards?

• Is it compliant with product standards?

• Is intervention by Competent Authority Required?

• Technical Documentation

• Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity

EU Model / Type Certificate

CE Marking on the Product (with or without Authorized Institution Number)

Inspection of the Product in the Quality Management System

The certificate is Received by Verifying the Product According to the New Standards or Changes to be released.