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TÜV Rheinland inaugurates an automotive glass testing laboratory to enhance product safety


Jakarta, IO – TÜV Rheinland Indonesia proudly inaugurated a Motor Vehicle Glass Testing Laboratory in Indonesia, as directed by the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia. This laboratory has been accredited by the National Standardization Agency (BSN) through the National Accreditation Committee (KAN), Number LP-751-IDN, to meet the industry’s needs for constantly improving user safety and sustainable innovation.

TÜV Rheinland has shown its commitment to leading in independent inspection services and ensuring that glass production in Indonesia meets high standards. I Nyoman Susila, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Indonesia, stated that the laboratory launch aims to support the development of the motor vehicle glass industry by providing high-level testing facilities, in accordance with Indonesian National Standards (SNI). “This is a significant milestone in improving safety and product quality standards, providing a significant boost to local and international industries,” he stated.

The TÜV Rheinland’s Motor Vehicle Glass Testing Laboratory adheres to Indonesian National Standards (SNI) No. 15-1326-2005 and No. 15-0048-2005/amd 1:2014, ECE R43, and ABNT NBR, conducted in accordance with internationally and nationally recognized guidelines, which dem TÜV Rheinland’s role in leading independent testing, inspection, certification (TIC), and commitment to sustainable practices.

The official opening of the Motor Vehicle Glass Testing Laboratory by TÜV Rheinland Indonesia also reflects the potential of the motor vehicle glass industry in Indonesia over the long term. “The accreditation supports examination and certification efforts with national standards and will benefit consumers’ safety by producing quality motor vehicle glass products. The high demand for glass in the automotive industry foresees sales of one million units, with another thousand vehicles exported,” said Donny Purnomo, J.E., ST., Secretary General of the National Standardization Agency, Deputy Head of the National Standardization Agency for Accreditation, and Secretary-General of the National Accreditation Committee.

TÜV Rheinland Indonesia’s latest facilities undoubtedly and positively impact the national industry, as the reputable laboratory instills confidence in glass product industries regarding their quality products. In addition, the laboratory is expected to build trust among industries, enhance glass products’ competitiveness in Indonesia, and support the growth of exports and imports.

“TÜV Rheinland is committed to supporting the automotive industry in Indonesia, as the certification program also plays a strategic push to influence local industries and the export and import businesses. The laboratory’s capabilities and credibility become a spearhead in conducting product quality and safety tests based on SNI requirements,” added I Nyoman Susila.

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“The Motor Vehicle Glass Testing Laboratory is part of TÜV Rheinland’s global strategy to continually expand and strengthen our network and services in various countries and invest in our markets’ long-term business potential.
“We have made the world a safer place for more than 150 years. Today for tomorrow,” concluded Dr. Matthias Schubert, Business Executive Vice President of Mobility at TÜV Rheinland Global.

Since 1980, TÜV Rheinland has been operating in the Indonesian market. The company established its first office in Jakarta in 1996, started automotive component type testing in 1998, and earned accreditation from KAN for SNI product certification (LSPr-026) in 2009. TÜV Rheinland Indonesia developed a laboratory for the safety of household electrical devices and a vehicle wheel laboratory three years later, in 2012. (des)


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