HONG KONG, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the recently released IECEE (Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) metrics for 2012, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is the number one NCB (National Certification Body) in the categories of OFF (Information Technology & Office Equipment) and BATT (Batteries). UL's ranking has improved by 1.5 points in the OFF category, widening the gap from its nearest competitors.
In the BATT category, UL remains the number one certificate issuer in the category accounting for a significant share at 45 percent, way ahead of the closest competitor.
In the TRON (Consumer Electronics, Entertainment) category, UL has progressed from 5th to 3rd place. These are all testimony to UL's leading performance in the High Tech arena.
Overall, UL's ranking in the 2012 IECEE metrics has been outstanding. UL moved up by 1.5 points, the single largest advancement by any member, and remained the second largest issuer of certificates within the IECEE system. Having a share of 17 percent of the overall certificates issued within the scheme, UL lagged behind the first issuer by just less than 2 percent, This is a result of UL's committed focus on meeting and exceeding customer needs as well as the strategic management of IECEE related services.
UL's global network is formed by local offices around the world with engineers and experts on the ground to provide customers insights in industry trends and needs. Looking ahead, UL intends to keep up its good efforts in the High Tech related categories and at the same time boost its performance in categories including MED (Electrical Equipment for Medical Use) and HOUS (Household Appliances). Ongoing trust and support from customers in professional integrity and services will lead UL to the number one position in overall certificates issued.
Official IECEE data is available at:
- CB Test Certificates issued in 2012 - http://www.cbscheme.org/cbscheme/pdf/cmc1360inf.pdf
- CB Test Certificate Statistics - http://www.cbscheme.org/cbscheme/html/cbstats.htm
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