Barcelona, 4 February 2014-.
Applus+, a leading inspection, testing and certification global company, advances its strategy in the Middle East after issuing the first certifications of electrical equipment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
UAE has a high potential for investment in electrical equipment for major infrastructure developed in the region, and this has led to the expansion of new equipment manufacturers, whose products should be checked to comply with local standards.
As a member of LOVAG (Low Voltage Agreement), an organization recognized by the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Applus+ has conducted its first certification of capacitor banks made and marketed in the United Arab Emirates in close collaboration and with the support of the local firm 3e Group (Electrical Energy Efficiency). All manufacturers and marketers of capacitor banks who want to install their equipment shall certify them in accordance with the standards and specifications required by Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC).
Currently, Applus+ is testing and certifying this type of equipment for most manufacturers in the area. Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) is a pioneer in the UAE developing and applying specifications to validate capacitor banks thus ensuring the quality and safety of all of the capacitor banks that are installed in buildings and infrastructure in its territory.
“The beginning of this type of high added value work introduces us to a market with significant growth prospects, associated with the test and certification and the development of infrastructure in the region, said Jordi Brufau, Executive Vice President of Applus + Laboratories.
Increased presence in the region
Applus+ operates in the Middle East in the activities of testing, inspection and certification for the oil, gas and environment industries through Applus+ Velosi, Applus+ RTD and Applus+ Norcontrol; activities that now are reinforced with the introduction of the first certifications of electrical equipment by Applus+ Laboratories.
With a turnover of €56 million in 2012 and 800 employees, Applus+ Laboratories has 65,000 m2 of laboratories for testing, quality control, product development and certification in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Applus+, one of the world's leader testing, inspection and certification companies
Applus+ is one of the world's leading testing, inspection and certification companies. It provides solutions in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet environmental, quality, health and safety standards and regulations.
Applus+ achieved a turnover of €1,470 million in 2012, employs 18,000 people and operates in 60 countries across 5 continents. The company is part of the portfolio companies of The Carlyle Group since 2007.