With its new testing facility in Bangalore, TUV Rheinland aims to reduce turnaround time and accelerate time-to-market in India. It will also conduct testing of PV modules. (Photo Credit: TUV Rheinland)
- TUV Rheinland’s Indian subsidiary invests €2.5 million for its new facility at Electronic City in Bangalore
- It includes a PV lab, material testing lab, electrical safety lab, medical lab, battery testing lab and a softlines testing lab, among others
- It is planned as a one-stop-shop offering state-of-the-art laboratories under a single roof
- It will exist in proximity of its already operational EMC testing lab
Germany based testing, consulting and certification company TUV Rheinland Group’s Indian subsidiary has invested €2.5 million for a new facility at Electronic City in Bangalore. The test center has come up on a 14,000 m2 area that houses all of its state-of-the-art laboratories under a single roof.
The new facility includes a photovoltaic lab, material testing lab, electrical safety lab, medical lab, battery testing lab and a softlines testing lab, among others. Under the same roof, there is a wireless IoT testing lab that conducts radiated and conducted signal measurements along with wireless alliance certification.
TUV aims to help its Indian customers with reduced turnaround time and accelerate time-to-market. This facility is built in addition to the company’s already existing anechoic EMC testing lab located in proximity to the new facility.
“The setting up of this extensive, brand new facility in Bangalore is more than a milestone for our company; it is yet another initiative designed to meet the growing demands of our customers,” said Michael Fübi, CEO of TUV Rheinland Group. “And, although we are co-locating our laboratories in a single tailor-made building – a first for any international TIC organization operating in India – there is still significant spare capacity for future expansion.”
The facility expansion move by the German company has come at a time when the Indian government is moving ahead with its planned quality control mechanism in place for the solar industry (see India Approves Quality Control Policy For PV).