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UL’s First Laboratory in Mexico: What to Know

The new laboratory will be one of the first multinational testing facilities to test products to destination market safety and performance standards, including Canada, the United States and Latin America.

Laboratory entrance at new Mexican UL facility

February 25, 2022

UL’s three decades in Mexico

With the opening of this new facility, UL builds upon three decades of serving customers in Mexico. UL’s presence in Mexico means that local manufacturers have a global partner to help them navigate the regulatory landscape’s complexities.

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In mid-2022, UL will open a state-of-the-art laboratory in Querétaro, México, a hub for industry 4.0 in Latin America. Querétaro has deployed a successful pro-industry “triple helix” approach, facilitating exchanges among the government, academia and industry.

The Querétaro laboratory is one of the first multinational testing and certification facilities to open in Mexico. It will test products to destination market safety and performance standards, including Canada, the United States and other countries in Latin America, including Brazil, El Salvador, Peru and Colombia.

Industries and services 

The facility will offer local testing for the UL Mark for the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) and Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) approvals in Mexico and Latin American certification services.

This new facility will provide core UL testing and certification with services addressing the appliances, electronics, engineered materials, lighting, refrigeration, technology, and wire and cable industries.

With Mexico ranked as one of the world’s top exporters in the automotive industry, the new laboratory will also have dedicated experts and customized equipment available to provide automotive materials testing.

Our product and Global Market Access experts will help you identify applicable requirements around the globe to meet varying regulatory requirements and provide appropriate testing and certification services, including:

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Automotive Performance
  • Wireless
  • Functional safety
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability

UL Mexico is an ISO/IEC 17065 accredited product certification body for NOM and Mexican Standards (NMX).

Why choose UL?

UL’s technical staff working in the Querétaro laboratory will directly interact with customers locally to quickly communicate testing and certification progress and overall results. Combining this on-site access to our experts and modern safety and performance testing equipment translates to rapid test validation, allowing for a faster turnaround and time to market. 

By collaborating with UL to handle market access needs, manufacturers can now tap into our expertise, leveraging our resources and services to reach targeted destination markets smoothly.

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