You can find our detailed article on CE marking and certification, which is the most important issue in ensuring the problem-free circulation of the products of the institutions we consult as RM, in Europe.
What is CE Mark?
The CE mark shows the conformity of the product with the European product regulations and the product; means that it meets the conditions defined by the relevant directives on human / environmental health and safety, consumer rights issues. The CE mark is not an indication of quality. All products covered by the directives announced by the European Commission must bear this mark in order to enter the European Economic Area – EEA (EU member states as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). CE mark; it can be attached to the product if the product in question complies with all the directives within its scope.
Countries with Compulsory CE Application
- Austria 1995
- Belgium 1957 (Founding Member)
- Denmark 1973
- Finland 1995
- France 1957 (Founding Member)
- Germany 1957 (Founding Member)
- Greece 1981
- Ireland 1973
- Italy 1957 (Founding Member)
- Luxembourg 1957 (Founding Member)
- Netherlands 1957 (Founding Member)
- Portugal 1986
- Spain 1986
- Sweden 1995
- England ( United Kingdom ) 1973
- Estonia 2004
- Latvia 2004
- Lithuania 2004
- Poland 2004
- Czech Republic 2004
- Slovakia 2004
- Hungary 2004
- Slovenia 2004
- Malta 2004
- Cyprus 2004
CE Certification is related to the products included in the scope of some New Approach Directives prepared within the scope of the New Approach Policy adopted by the European Union in 1985 within the framework of the harmonization of technical legislation, showing that the products comply with the basic requirements of the relevant directives of the EU and that they have passed all the necessary conformity assessment activities. It is a sign of Unity.
In the directives published within the scope of the New Approach Policy; The definition of the product, the risks it carries, the minimum safety conditions it must have, and conformity assessment procedures are determined in detail. Although the CE Mark is mostly a sign related to the safety of products, it can sometimes represent issues other than safety, as in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC.
When we look at the system introduced by the New Approach Policy in general, it is assumed that the basic requirements that the products have to meet are determined in the directives, with reference to the harmonized standards, the products that comply with these standards meet the basic requirements in the directive. In other words, contrary to the long-standing practice in our country, the standards are considered optional and other solutions that meet the basic requirements are also allowed. Harmonized standards are carried out by the European Standardization Organizations, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, with the assignment of the European Commission. The EU’s New Approach Directives and the list of harmonized standards referred to in these directives are available at www.newapproach.org.
The CE Mark does not provide a quality assurance to the consumer, it only shows that the product has minimum safety requirements. However, for product directives that require the existence of a quality assurance system in order to affix the CE Mark, the CE Mark and the concept of quality assurance come together at some point. While the CE Mark informs the consumer that the product is safe, on the other hand, it functions as a kind of passport during the circulation of the products from one member country to another from a commercial point of view. For a product within the scope of New Approach Directives, which must bear this mark, to enter a European Union country, it is obligatory to have the CE Mark on it.
As RM Mechatronics, we work with our customers with an approach that will minimize the process and finalize the process with acceptable costs in the preparation of all tests and technical files in the certification phase. You can contact us on our contact page for your projects related to the subject.