SGS opens Malaysia lab for household electronics

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Global testing and certification company SGS has opened a new state-of-the-art electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio frequency (RF) testing lab in Malaysia.

The new 5,300-square-meter lab in Senai, Johor, will provide testing for household electronics.

SGS said the facility boasts an array of cutting-edge capabilities including a sophisticated EMC/RF testing center, specifically designed for comprehensive evaluations of household electrical and electronic (E&E) products.

In addition, the lab will also provide battery safety testing, restricted chemical substance analysis, electrical and electronic product safety testing, and food testing.

According to SGS, the new test center has been “strategically located within the heart of the E&E manufacturing hub in Johor, adjacent to Senai International Airport and the Malaysia-Singapore border, and within reach of the Indonesian E&E manufacturing hub.”

Malcolm Reid, SGS’ chief operating officer for South-East Asia Pacific, said “The inauguration of this advanced laboratory, equipped with cutting-edge capabilities, exemplifies our commitment to the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance for a rapidly evolving market. This also significantly contributes to expanding market reach for our clients, both on a domestic and global scale.”

The facility also incorporates a solar energy installation which SGS said will result in substantial energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Pradit Yongpanchai, managing director, SGS Malaysia, said: "The opening of our Senai laboratory marks a significant milestone in our mission to foster newer technologies, innovation, safety and sustainability. We are excited to offer world-class testing facilities that cater to the intricate needs of industries in the region and deliver service excellence to our esteemed customers."