Quality assurance helps meet long-term commitment to European distributors
Hira Industries, manufacturer of technical insulation materials, has announced that it has received the CE mark for Aerofoam, its insulation range, after meeting quality requirements. It was the first insulation company from the Middle East to comply with the new legal requirement, earning it the CE mark – the hallmark of strict monitoring of quality and testing regulations, it claimed.
The company revealed that it had invested heavily in 2011 in a new factory for closed-cell foam insulation and began its exports to Europe in 2012.
According to Hira, starting 2013, it reportedly became illegal to sell non-CE marked insulation materials to any country from the EU. Therefore, in order to develop the Aerofoam brand further in Europe, it obtained the CE mark for the product in April 2013, paving the way for a smooth transition to the new legal environment, in order to meet its long-term commitment to its European distributors. The company said that it had further investment plans in certificates required by the European countries to ensure development of its products in a potentially big market.
Dubbing it as the “passport for products used for the entire European Economic Area (EEA)”, the company highlighted the implications of the CE marking: By definition, it covers all legal requirements prevailing in all member states. When the CE mark is applied to a product and/or accompanying documents, it indicates conformity with the harmonised part of the European Standard (EN) or European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG). This means that the product can be traded all over the European Union.