Manufacturer Certification in Compliance with EN 1090
Certification of Factory Production Control (FPC)
Does your business manufacture steel structures and aluminum components? If so, since late 2010, you are now obliged to ensure that your factory production control is certified for EN 1090-1 compliance.
To achieve manufacturer certification of your factory production control, you must not only certify your employees' qualifications, but also prove that you have the required technical equipment. Certification enables you to label your materials with the CE-mark as proof of compliance with Construction Products Directive (CPD). As a result, you can sell your high-quality construction materials across the EU.
TÜV Rheinland is one of the first recognized Notified Bodies for the certification of factory production control.
Benefits of Factory Production Control at a Glance
With manufacturer certification of EN 1090 compliance by TÜV Rheinland, you can:
- Expand your market to the European Union
- Gain peace of mind by meeting all your legal obligations
- Deal with any issues promptly, so you can sell your aluminum and steel structures throughout Europe
- Benefit from our industry leading expertise and experience
Please feel free to contact us at TÜV Rheinland to learn more about how our EN 1090 compliance services can benefit your company.
Requirements for Certification in Compliance with EN 1090ff
As a basis for certification according to EN 1090ff, your company must pass several tests, such as:
- Welder examinations
- Welding procedure testing
- ISO 3834 - quality assurance in welding operations
- Implementation and continuous supervision of Factory Production Control System
The EN 1090 Certification Process
Once we receive your application for certification in compliance with EN 1090, we will conduct the initial inspection of your factory production control system.
If it fulfills all required criteria, you will obtain the factory production certificate.
We can also provide you with the regular monitoring you need for on-going compliance with EN 1090.
The Legal Situation
Over twenty years ago, the Construction Products Directive (CPD) 89/106/EE C came into force in Europe. The aim of the directive is to standardize the manufacturing of construction products and guarantee free trade and the unlimited use of these products within the EU.
Sections of the CPD were already adopted and harmonized across Europe in the past few years, such as the EN 10025ff standard for hot-rolled products from structural steel. At the end of 2010, the EN 1090ff standard replaced the nationally applicable regulations DIN 18800-7 DIN V 4113-3.
By the middle of 2012 – when the transitional period has expired – all metal producing and processing companies working under construction supervision must be certified according to EN 1090-1.
Our services for manufacturing certification ensure compliance with the following guidelines and regulations:
- European guidelines for construction products 89/106/EEC
- EN 1090 for aluminum and steel structures
- Substitute for DIN 18800-7, DIN V 4113-3
- Extension of requirements for small businesses (past Class A becomes now EXC 1)
Summary EN 1090
- EN 1090-2 replaces national regulations (DIN 18800-7)
- EN 1090-2 classifies Execution Classes EXC 1 – 4
- EN 1090-2 defines welding supervisors IWS / IWT / IWE with application limits
- EN 1090-2 defines supplementary Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
- EN 1090-2 defines test piece welding
- EN 1090-1 defines regulations for the CE-conformity assessment
- EN 1090-1 requires a welding certificate
- EN 1090-3 replaces national regulations (DIN V 4113-3)