Manufacturers, importers, traders and retailers of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC/R) products who want to bring them safely, effectively, and quickly to foreign markets are finding that national regulations and rules can make access to other markets difficult.
Non-compliant products can affect business strategy, delay launches, cause loss of revenue and cost increases, and risk a product recall exposing manufacturers to potential legal consequences.
With numerous HVAC/R product scheme and mark requirements around the world, stakeholders must have comprehensive technical know-how to efficiently navigate global markets, and gain and monitor access. Plus, the product development process must be updated according to market requirements and the latest regulatory changes while managing product and component certifications on a trusted cloud-based solution.
UL Solutions HVAC/R Global Market Access
As a global safety science leader, UL Solutions applies deep technical industry expertise, vast regulatory knowledge, strong connections with regulators and the resources of a worldwide network of laboratories to provide dedicated, local customer service. We help you gain global market acceptance faster and improve safety, risk management and market success for your HVAC/R products.
For specific countries or multiple markets, our global service package provides a comprehensive compliance solution. This streamlined approach helps customers gain approval in various markets without retesting or working with multiple organizations.
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Our Global Market Access Portal gives you an overview of some of the certifications we can assist you to demonstrate compliance with the applicable requirements. Utilizing one centralized point of expertise for testing and certification allows you to receive multiple certifications at once for the trusted UL Mark and other global marks.
HVAC/R Global Market Access process
We walk HVAC/R customers through a checklist of what is required to enter new regional markets, including relevant conformity-related legal documentation to test reports and product information, diagrams, labeling requirements and more.
To help you improve your products’ speed to market, we can provide region-specific regulatory guidance, training, and customized and localized services supported by engineering experts.
Our range of services covers HVAC/R product testing and certification for different regulatory requirements, such as, safety, security, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), chemicals, energy efficiency, wireless and sustainability.
We can help you streamline access to global markets with Approved and Notified Bodies for industry regulations and certifications for many regional and global programs.
We keep our customers up to date on the latest applicable requirements for the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) CB Scheme, European Norms Electrical Certification (ENEC), Norma Official Mexicana (NOM), Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) and other major market requirements.
Through active participation and leadership in HVAC industry standards panels and technical task groups, we remain at the forefront of emerging technologies. Additionally, we remain engaged with industry associations and government agencies to both stay ahead of critical developments that may impact our customers and support your communications with testing authorities and approval agencies.
Plus, our Global Compliance Management (GCM) provides an end-to-end compliance management solution that helps you keep your active HVAC products certified for continued market access by monitoring and alerting you to compliance issues across your entire product portfolio.