UL’s new Mexico test lab to certify exports to US

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The global certification company UL has opened a new facility in Mexico, one of the first multi-national testing laboratories to open in the Latin American country.

The lab, located in Querétaro, 221 km northwest of Mexico City, will test for product safety and performance for the Mexico market, as well as for export to the US, Canada and other countries throughout the region.

“Today marks an exciting new day in our three-decade relationship with Mexico as we open UL’s newest state-of-the-art laboratory in Querétaro,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and CEO of UL.

“Given our mission of working for a safer world, UL is dedicated to using its testing and certification expertise to help manufacturers in Mexico grow and prosper by helping to bring their innovations to market quickly and safely.”

The new lab houses testing facilities for engineered materials, wire and cable, appliances, lighting, refrigeration and consumer technologies. Located close to Querétaro International Airport, the facility sits within one of Mexico’s leading manufacturing hubs.

The lab will certify products with the UL Mark for export to the US and Canada, and with the Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) mark for products aimed at the Mexican and Latin American market, UL said

“Adding testing capabilities in Mexico will strengthen our ability to help customers export products to the US, Canada and other Latin American countries while meeting safety and performance testing and certification needs in Mexico,” said Weifang Zhou, UL’s executive vice president and president of testing, inspection and certification (TIC).

“UL’s presence in Mexico means that local manufacturers have a global partner to help them navigate regulatory landscape complexities throughout the Americas.”