Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
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 (Geprüfte 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:
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:
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