Expanded Partnership to Help Spanish Manufacturers Access Global Export Markets

October 24, 2012

Center for Water Analysis signs agreement with NSF to facilitate export of water distribution and treatment products

Mr. Tarik Bellahcene, EMEA managing director of NSF International (left) and Mr. Jordi Oliver-Rodés Sen, director of LDOR

NSF Intl. has expanded its collaboration with Laboratorio Dr. Oliver Rodés (LDOR), which has been Spain’s premier water testing laboratory for more than 110 years. Through this collaboration, LDOR will work with NSF to test and certify Spanish water treatment, distribution and plumbing products to facilitate their export to North America and other key markets.

Through LDOR and NSF’s joint efforts, Spanish manufacturers now have access to global compliance expertise for water treatment, distribution and plumbing products, as well as continued access to testing and certification services for bottled water. As an NSF partner laboratory, LDOR will promote and support NSF services in both Spain and Portugal.

Certification through NSF to multiple country-specific regulations streamlines the process of exporting products to multiple markets. The NSF certification process helps manufacturers compete globally by verifying that their products meet the precise requirements of each country. To earn NSF certification, a product must undergo extensive testing to verify it meets the product design, material and performance requirements for each market. NSF also conducts unannounced audits of production facilities to verify that processes are in place to ensure the products being manufactured also meet the same criteria as those tested.

LDOR has been testing and certifying bottled water and beverage products against European Union requirements for chemical, microbiological and radiological contaminants since 2007. This agreement between NSF and LDOR continues to benefit companies throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

 

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NSF Intl.

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