The CE Mark is an acronym for Conformité Européenne, which means European conformity in French. The CE Mark is a mandatory mark of conformity for products placed on the market in both the European Union countries and the European Economic Area.
With the CE mark on a product, the manufacturer declares that this product complies with the essential requirements of the applicable European Union directives.
The manufacturer has to take some necessary steps to put the CE mark on a product. For example, it has to conduct a conformity assessment, prepare a technical dossier and sign a declaration of conformity to the European Union. These documents should be available for submission if requested by official bodies for any reason.
There are several parties involved in CE Marking. The leading company is the manufacturer. The manufacturer is responsible for the design and manufacture of products for the European Union. If the manufacturer is established outside the borders of the European Union, the authorized representative of the company also participates in the CE marking system. Other people and organizations involved in the application are importers, distributors, assembly companies and finally consumers.
The manufacturer, importer and distributor are legally responsible for the conformity of the product with the relevant directive requirements and the CE marking on the product.
The declaration of conformity must include: the manufacturer's name and address information, the basic conditions to which the product must comply, the name and identification number of the notified body where necessary, and a legally binding signature on behalf of the organization.
The CE marking can be found on the product, on the package, on the operating instructions and on the warranty certificate. The CE mark may be used in conjunction with other markings, provided that they do not reduce the visibility and legibility of the CE mark.
In short, the CE marking is used to prove that products comply with the European Union directives on health and safety or environmental protection. For this reason, the CE Mark is accepted as a passport for the products. By definition, the CE marking covers the legal requirements that apply to all countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area.
The CE marking, when affixed to a product or accompanying documentation, means that these products comply with the European standards (EN) and the harmonized parts of the European Technical Approval Guide. This means that this product can be placed on the market freely and can be bought and sold safely.
The CE marking concept was introduced through the harmonization concept introduced by the New Approach Directives published in 1985. The aim of the New Approach Directive is to standardize the technical legal provisions and characteristics of the European Union countries. For example, the 1989 / 89 / EEC Building Products Directive came into force in 106 for the promotion of the CE marking and further legal basis in the construction area. The six basic requirements of this directive are: mechanical resistance and stability, safety in case of fire, hygiene, health and environmental conditions, safety of use, noise protection and energy economy and heat retention.
CE Marking is mandatory for all products covered by the New Approach Directives. This obligation applies to all European Economic Area and countries within the European Union, including Norway and Iceland.
Our company also provides CE Marking services within the scope of certification services. Thanks to these services, enterprises are able to produce more efficient, high performance and quality products in a safe, fast and uninterrupted manner.
CE Marking services provided within the scope of certification services are only one of the services provided by our organization in this respect. Many other certification services are also available.