UL, the global safety science leader, announced that it will open an expanded electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless laboratory in Carugate, Italy, in October. The enhanced facility will feature an end-to-end service solution for EMC and wireless testing for a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, information technology equipment, telecommunications, medical, industrial, lighting and small and large appliances.
“We are thrilled to be a part of southern Europe’s innovation ecosystem,” said Morten Claudi Lassen, regional vice president for UL in Europe. “We apply science and objective authority to solve critical safety and security challenges for our customers by helping them develop and market connected products and innovations that are safer and more secure. The expanded facility equips us to better support customers in Europe and to fast-track their project fulfillment, ultimately allowing them to quickly grow and thrive.”
UL’s EMC-Wireless laboratory expansion will allow for an increase in testing capabilities for wireless professional appliances, connected industrial devices as well as connected consumer medical and in vitro diagnostic devices. It will also increase testing capacity and speed, thanks to multiple equipment and facility upgrades. UL’s Carugate facility will provide support for southern European manufacturers with connected-product challenges by offering comprehensive and customizable solutions that will simplify the testing and certification process with UL’s state-of-the-art, customizable test chambers and equipment. The expanded laboratory will provide enhanced capacity and streamlined processes, all to help expedite market access and quality. With the expansion, the Carugate facility will span a total of 800 square meters, allowing UL to service a more diverse range of products.
“Our laboratory for testing lighting, appliances, HVAC and gas products and equipment opened in Carugate in 2018 and has served as a hub for the European market,” said Francesco Marenoni, sales director for UL in Europe. “With the increased demand for EMC and wireless testing, we are responding to customer needs and expanding our existing campus in Carugate.”