GS Mark - Germany

Any electrical, mechanical or electro-mechanical product bearing the GS Mark indicates that it was tested and complies with the minimum requirements of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act (a.k.a. GPSG).

The GS Mark (Gepr├╝fte Sicherheit, meaning Safety Tested) is a licensed mark of the German government and may only be issued by an accredited product safety testing and certification agency.

Strong reasons for bearing the GS Mark

The GS Mark, although strictly voluntary, is highly regarded by German consumers and manufacturers alike. In fact products not bearing the mark, whether consumer or commercial, are nearly impossible to sell in Germany. The GS Mark also lends itself as a powerful marketing tool throughout Europe because it symbolizes safety and quality and instills a strong sense of confidence among consumers.

Advantages of the GS Mark include:

  • Recognized by consumers throughout Germany and EU countries as a symbol of safety and quality
  • Provides a marketing advantage by creating consumer trust, confidence, and purchasing motivation
  • Minimizes manufacturers' risk of product liability
  • Provides manufacturers with the confidence that their products are safe, legal, and high quality
  • Emphasizes your company's commitment to safety and quality
  • Assures end users that your product has been independently tested by an authorized third party for safety
  • Exceeds required legal standards in many cases
  • More highly regarded than the CE Mark since it is verified by a third party testing and certification organization

Why Intertek?

Intertek offers several competitive advantages that make us the right choice for performing your testing and issuing GS certification. Our turnaround times are faster - less than 3 weeks compared to other test lab's 4 to 5 weeks. Our worldwide laboratories will provide you with responsive and local service. And we can provide you with a global package of multiple marks, including GS, CB, CE, ETL, cETL, NOM, Korea - for nominal testing fees and no additional Follow Up Services (FUS) fees.

We can provide concurrent testing and certification, for instance S Mark and GS Mark, which saves time and costs of working with multiple vendors. We have industry-specific knowledge applicable to a vast scope of products and industries. And finally, our high quality of service, responsiveness, and flexibility is second to none.

Examples of products the GS mark can be found on:

  • Air-cleaning Appliances
  • CD players
  • Home A/V Equipment
  • Coffee Mills & Grinders
  • Commercial Deep Fryers
  • Household Appliances
  • Lab/Measurement Equipment
  • Luminaires
  • Office/IT Equipment
  • Power Tools
  • Pumps for Liquids
  • Range Hoods
  • Sports Equipment
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