DAkkS is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany
DAkkS is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany. Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 and the Accreditation Body Act (AkkStelleG), it acts in the public interest and as the sole provider of accreditations in Germany. DAkkS is a non-profit organisation. Shareholders of the GmbH (company with limited liability) are the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal states and the industry represented by the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e. V. (BDI; Federal Association of German Industry). DAkkS is entrusted by the federal government to carry out its public authority accreditation tasks. As such, DAkkS is subject to the government's technical, legal and financial supervisory authority. DAkkS applies German administrative law as part of its public authority accreditation activities.
The Quality Management Center (QMC) has existed for the benefit of German automotive OEM’s and their suppliers since August 1997
The Quality Management Center (QMC) has existed for the benefit of German automotive OEM’s and their suppliers since August 1997. Under the leadership of Mr Heinz-Günter Plegniere, the QMC operates within the section of the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA) run by Mr Dr. Joachim Damasky. The roles and responsibilities undertaken by the QMC are varied and the questions surrounding quality management in the automotive industry occupy us on daily basis. The spectrum ranges from developing systems and methods to shaping the future of quality management systems in the automotive industry. These developments, as well as the direction of QMC, are steered by the top-level committee regarding quality matters in the German automotive industry: the undefinedQM Commission, chaired by Mr. Christoph Hagedorn from Continental AG. The undefinedQM Commission is formed by VDA members and consists of the Quality Management Directors of all the automotive OEM’s, an equal number of suppliers, and the VDA, represented by one of its Executive Directors.
Türk Akreditasyon Kurumu,
Türk Akreditasyon Kurumu (TÜRKAK) 4 Kasım 1999'da 4457 sayılı kanunla Başbakanlığa bağlı olarak kurulan kurum, 2011 yılından günümüzde Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Avrupa Birliği Bakanlığı ile "ilgili" olarak; Uygunluk değerlendirme kuruluşlarının yeterliliklerinin, uluslararası standartlar esas alınarak değerlendirmesini ve onaylanması görevini yerine getirmektedir. ISO/IEC 17011 standardına uyum sağlamış olan TÜRKAK; Laboratuvar, belgelendirme ve muayene hizmetlerini yürütecek yurt içi ve yurt dışındaki kuruluşları akredite etmek, bu kuruluşların belirlenen ulusal ve uluslararası standartlara göre faaliyetlerde bulunmalarını ve bu suretle; ürün/hizmet, sistem, personel ve laboratuvar belgelerinin ulusal ve uluslararası geçerliliğini temin etme görevini yürütmektedir.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. UKAS is appointed as the national accreditation body by Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and the EU Regulation (EC) 765/2008. UKAS operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government, through the Secretary of State for Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. It is BEIS policy to recommend the use of UKAS accredited conformity assessment services whenever this is an option. Accreditation determines the technical competence and integrity of organisations offering testing, inspection, calibration, verification and certification services (collectively known as conformity assessment). In short, UKAS ‘checks the checkers’. Accreditation is increasingly being recognised as a valuable tool across a wide range of Government policy areas including better regulation, good governance, fair markets and public confidence. It is already being used by Government as an effective market-led tool for delivering policy more efficiently and to help deliver on its obligations in areas as diverse as healthcare, food production, energy supply, climate change and personal safety. UKAS is a signatory to international accreditation agreements which provide for mutual recognition. This reduces the need for multiple assessments of suppliers, and as a consequence helps to reduce barriers to trade for organisations who have UKAS accreditation.
ANAB provides accreditation ISO/IEC 17025 testing, calibration, and forensics laboratories, ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies and forensic inspection agencies; ISO/IEC 17043 proficiency testing providers, ISO Guide 34 reference material producers, and industry-specific programs.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board plays an important role in ensuring the safety and quality of goods and services and in protecting the environment. We accredit certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. You wouldn't want to be treated by a doctor who isn't board certified in her specialty, or send your child to a college that isn't accredited, would you? Like those accrediting bodies, we conduct audits to make sure our clients follow international standards and are competent to do their work. The work we do helps facilitate international trade and eliminate the expense of redundant audits and tests.
UNIFE, The Association of the European Rail Industry, was formerly comprised of three different associations: AICMR (Association Internationale des Constructeurs de Matérial Roulant), AFEDEF (Association des Fabricants Européens d’Equipements Ferroviaires), CELTE (Constructeurs Européens des Locomotives Thermiques et Electriques), all of which were based in France.
UNIFE is representing the European rail manufacturing industry in Brussels since 1992. With 23 fulltime staff, the Association gathers over 100 of Europe’s leading large and SME rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. UNIFE also brings together 14 national rail industry associations of European countries. UNIFE members have an 84% market share in Europe and supply 46% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services. UNIFE advocates its members’ interests at both the European and International level—actively promoting EU rail equipment and standards within Europe and abroad. All segments of the rail supply industry are represented in the membership: system integrators, railway infrastructure supply companies, rolling stock as well as subsystem and signalling suppliers and engineering companies join under the UNIFE umbrella to collaborate on common challenges and issues facing the rail supply industry. Our members are committed to providing the best technology to meet the challenges of growing transport volumes and the demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly transport. UNIFE and its members also work on the setting of interoperability standards and coordinate EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems. Through this broad spectrum of work and contributions to the European transport system, UNIFE has established itself as a trusted partner of the European Institutions in all matters related to rail and transport and is one of the official supporting bodies of the European Railway Agency.