News | July 15, 2022

UL Solutions Advances Power Tool Safety With New Lab In Germany

The laboratory provides European power tool manufacturers with a comprehensive service offering of safety, performance, quality, reliability and certification testing covering regulatory compliance and access to the destination market.

Neu-Isenburg /PRNewswire/ - UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, has officially opened a new power tool lab. Complementing UL Solutions' offices and laboratories in Germany, the Power Tool Laboratory provides testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of power tool products to customers throughout Europe .

"Today marks an exciting new day in our relationship with European power tool manufacturers as we commemorate the opening of a new, state-of-the-art UL Solutions laboratory in Neu-Isenberg," said Giorgio Decataldo, business development manager in the Appliances, HVAC and Lighting group at UL Solutions. "Given our mission of working for a safer world, UL Solutions is dedicated to using its testing and certification expertise to help power tool manufacturers in Europe open new markets, forge partnerships and succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace."

The new UL Solutions Power Tool Lab is a full service provider for power tool manufacturers across Europe . It helps manufacturers shorten development cycles and accelerate time to market while navigating regulatory complexities. Capabilities of the new Neu-Isenberg Power Tool Lab include:

  • Safety testing and certification for North American market access and standards compliance to obtain the UL Mark
  • Checking the power tool battery and charger
  • Tests in accordance with IEC/EN 62841 and IEC/EN 60745
  • Energy efficiency requirements and testing
  • Performance Test
  • Smart Tools Privacy and Cybersecurity Services
  • Certification Needs Assessment

“Trends driving the power tool market growth include the demand for connected, easy-to-use, portable, battery-powered and energy-efficient tools,” said Davide Atzeni, Senior Appliances, HVAC and Lighting Group Manager at UL Solutions. . “With these innovations comes the need for security science expertise to turn large, complex challenges into business opportunities. UL Solutions is dedicated to leveraging its scientific approach, testing capabilities and certification expertise to help power tool manufacturers in Europe open new markets and succeed in an increasingly competitive.”

According to Market Data Forecast, the growth of the power tools market can be attributed to the growing demand for cordless tools with the rapid adoption of flexible battery systems, the growing popularity of DIY (DIY) and the development of infrastructure to meet to the needs of growing populations. The North American power tools market is also expected to witness significant growth in the construction, manufacturing, and automotive sectors.

Furthermore, according to M&M Report, North America accounted for 38% of the entire power tools market in 2019 and is expected to witness strong momentum in the global power tools market over the next decade. In Europe , the power tools market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4% between 2022 and 2029 and reach an annual sales level of US$1,797,946,000 by 2029. also offers significant growth opportunities for power tool manufacturers due to rising incomes, upsurge in construction activities and growth in manufacturing industries.

"Adding testing capabilities in Germany will enhance our ability to help our customers export products to destination markets, such as North America, while meeting safety, performance and certification in Europe," said Davide Atzeni. “European small and medium-sized power tool manufacturers want to be more competitive with established brands in the North American market. However, current European -based certifiers lack the North American market awareness and recognition that the UL Mark provides. Thanks to the presence of UL Solutions in Germany, local manufacturers have a global partner to help them navigate global regulatory complexities.”

About UL Solutions
A global leader in applied safety sciences, UL Solutions turns safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions offers testing, inspection, and certification services, as well as complementary software products and consulting offerings that support product innovation and business growth for our customers. UL certification marks are a recognized symbol of confidence in our customers' products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our mission of safety. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and supply chains. supply chain and to develop in a sustainable and responsible way in the future. Our science is your asset.

Source: UL Solutions

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