SGS is the abbreviation of Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A.
Founded in 1878, it is the world’s largest and most qualified private third-party company engages in product quality control and technical appraisal of multinational. Headquarters of SGS is in Geneva, Switzerland. For now, it has more than 1,800 branches and professional laboratories and more than 59,000 professional technicians around the world. It conducts quality inspection, monitoring and assurance activities in over 142 countries.
SGS provides accurate, reliable and fast service to customers in an independent and fair manner. SGS professional laboratories provide comprehensive tests and authoritative test reports according to the standards of the United States, Canada, the European Community, the United Kingdom, Germany, etc.
Bureau Veritas (commonly referred to as BV) also known as the French International Inspection Agency and the French Classification Society, was founded in 1828. BV is one of the world’s largest inspection companies. In addition to providing ship inspection and classification, BV also provides a wide range of quality inspection, certification, consulting, supervision and notarization services in various industrial fields in 140 countries and territories.
The French BV Classification Society is a service company specializing in the management of QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment). The purpose of the BV test is to check whether the goods meet the industry standard or export certification standards.
ISO is the abbreviation of International Organization for Standardization. ISO is the world’s largest international standardization organization. It was founded in 1947, and its predecessor was the International Federation of International Standardization Associations (ISA), which was established in 1928.
The main function of ISO is to provide a mechanism to reach agreement on international standards. Purpose of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world, in order to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and to cooperate in the fields of intelligence, science, technology and economy.
CE certification is the standard of European Union. Range of CE is only that the product does not endanger the basic safety requirements of human, animal and goods safety, rather than the general quality requirements.
In the EU market, the “CE” mark is a compulsory certification mark. Whether it is a product produced by an enterprise within the EU or other countries, the “CE” mark must be affixed to indicate the product in order to circulate freely in the EU market. It meets the basic requirements of the EU Directive on Technology Coordination and Standardization. This is a mandatory requirement for products in EU law at the same time.