A Notified Body is an organization designated by the EU Commission that assesses the conformity of certain products before being placed on the EU market. It is typically used in Directives where a 3rd party assessment element is mandatory, or where a 3rd party assessment is a legally recognized but voluntary way to endorse the manufacturer’s own self-certification. This usually only happens in technically unusual circumstances that do not lend themselves to the normal application of harmonised standards. Not all legislation uses Notified Bodies, and a Notified Body’s scope under each law is limited.

There is a similar procedure for UKCA conformity assessment using UK Approved Bodies. Technology International can now support US manufacturers with both Notified Body and Approved Body services for EMC and Radio conformity assessment services.

As we cover both CE and UKCA frameworks, we are a one-stop-shop. Most of the time use of such a body is entirely voluntary on the part of the manufacturer. However, if your product does not comply with harmonized/designated standards or because of product features or new technology, these are only partially applied, then Notified Body/Approved Body involvement in the conformity assessment process can be required.

Technology International offers Notified Body services through Technology International, Inc, based in Richmond, Virginia. The Notified Body number is 2863 and offers services to the EMC (2014/30/EU) and Radio Equipment (2014/53/EU) directives. UK Approved Body services are provided via Technology International’s UK office (Approved Body 0673) against the UK’s Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations (2008), Radio Equipment Regulations (2017), and EMC Regulations (2016) assisting manufacturers looking to apply UKCA marking.

Benefits of Working With TI

  • Save time and money
  • We help manufacturers from all over the world obtain a CE Marking
  • Safety compliance reviews
  • Peace of mind knowing you’re working with industry experts
  • Compilation of safety Technical Files and other essential documentation
  • Development of cost-effective compliance strategies

Typical Steps/Process

  • Determine whether you need a Notified Body or Approved Body
  • Plan route to conformity
  • Address any challenges
  • Draw up technical documentation
  • Submit technical documentation to authorities as required

Industries & Equipment Expertise

We work with a diverse range of businesses across manufacturing industries. Technology International will provide you with the Notified Body services you need to get your product to the EU/UK markets.

Industrial Equipment

Let Technology International assist with getting your manufacturing equipment, production lines, industrial trucks, and other industrial equipment a CE or UKCA Marking. We’ll work with you every step of the way.

Electrical Equipment

Control systems, industrial electrical equipment, and other electronic/electrical products must meet CE or UKCA Marking requirements. Technology International will guide you through the process.

Packaging Equipment

From sealing machines to labeling equipment and everything in between, packaging equipment could potentially require Notified Body or Approved Body services to enter the EU or UK market.

Warehouse Automation

Forklifts, labeling machines, and control panels are just a few of the many warehouse automation pieces of equipment that can benefit from Notified Body or Approved Body services.

Canning and Food Processing Equipment

Mixers, ovens, and canning equipment are just some of the many food processing machines that could require Notified Body or Approved Body services before they reach the EU or UK market.

Aerospace, Defense & Military

Ground support equipment, defense and military equipment, and everything in between can need Notified Body or Approved Body services to enter into service in the EU or UK.

Agricultural Equipment

Agricultural equipment such as log splitters, irrigation machines, and woodworking equipment use a wide range of electrical and mechanical components. To bring your product to the EU or UK market, you could first need Notified Body or Approved Body services.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Equipment

Mixers, agitators, and packaging equipment are just a few of the many pharmaceutical manufacturing machines that might require Notified Body or Approved Body services before they’re allowed to enter into the EU or UK market.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Notified Body & Approved Body Services

Do I need a Notified Body or Approved Body for certification in the UK and/or Northern Ireland?

Being both a Notified and Approved Body, Technology International can help you obtain certification for the UK and Northern Ireland markets.

Why use Technology International for a Notified Body?

If your products require assessment for CE compliance, Technology International can examine your documentation and product and issue the correct type of approval certificates for you to keep as part of the technical documentation requirements.

In some cases, manufacturers voluntarily submit documentation for examination for various reasons. This can provide additional assurance to customers or fulfill contractual obligations.

If you think that your product certification requires these services, please reach out to us to discuss how we can help you bring your product to market quickly and cost-effectively.

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