The two global certification bodies DNV Business Assurance and Nemko announce that they will merge certification and testing operations for the medical and EX equipment industry in the joint venture DNV Nemko Presafe. The joint venture will commence operations from January 1st 2011.
“We are proud to offer a highly competitive and holistic service portfolio which incorporates the wide array of quality and safety management system and sustainability certification expertise of our parent companies”, says Haakon Knudsen, Managing Director of DNV Nemko Presafe.
DNV Nemko Presafe will provide services related to the Medical Device Directive, the ISO13485, ATEX directive and IECEx standards. By means of merging the expertise and networks of DNV and Nemko, DNV Nemko Presafe aspires to provide manufacturers and operators across the supply chain in the medical and EX equipment industry with the most effective and attractive service offering on the market.
“By joining forces within Medical and EX equipment certification and testing in DNV Nemko Presafe, we will be able to offer enhanced services to new and existing customers. Presafe offers an extended network of skilled and dedicated specialists with global knowledge, and can adapt to local needs worldwide. Customers will experience the excellent competence of the staff and even faster delivery of quality services,” says Thomas Vogth-Eriksen, CEO of DNV Business Assurance.
“Nemko is excited to further expand our value proposition to the customer through the establishment of DNV Nemko Presafe. The two parties are quite complementary in their current services and together the new entity has global reach, based on the strengths of both DNV and Nemko,” says Dag Tørvold, President and CEO of Nemko.
DNV Nemko Presafe will have its central technical competence center in Oslo, Norway, and build on the heritage of DNV Business Assurance and Nemko in the global market for compliance and market access services across the whole supply chain for medical and EX equipment. The joint venture will have a reach across 48 markets with a network of 2,200 professionals through the combined forces of DNV and Nemko. DNV Nemko Presafe will leverage expertise, speed and customer service on a global scale.