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Control Union (UK) gains accreditation as approved body for UKCA marking

We are pleased to announce that Control Union (UK) has been granted accreditation for ISO/IEC 17065:2012 - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to become an Approved Body for UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) Marking.
Product marking

UKCA Marking is a product marking used for certain goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), often termed ‘New Approach’ goods. It was introduced in January 2021 to replace CE Marking and from January 2023 manufacturers that have or want to introduce ‘new approach’ goods onto the GB market will need a UKCA Marking instead of CE Marking.

What Control Union (UK) can offer?
As an Approved Body for UKCA marking, Control Union (UK) can offer UKCA Marking across a range of construction product areas, currently:
  • Strength graded structural timber
  • Wood poles
  • Wood-based panels
  • Glued laminated timber and glued solid timber
  • Solid wood paneling and cladding
  • Finger jointed structural timber
Control Union (UK)’s Managing Director, Franco Costantini, comments

“Achieving this accreditation and becoming an Approved Body for the UKCA mark increases our offering of trusted services to our clients and expands our capability to support product regulatory conformity within the UK and EU. We are looking forward to offering this new service in an evolving marketplace and, as always, offer assurance to our clients as trusted experts within the regulatory conformity sector.”

Control Union (UK)’s full scope of the regulations that we can cover under the UKCA mark can be found here.
What about selling goods in the EU?

Products with CE Marking carried out by a UK notified body for third-party assessment of conformity will no longer be valid. To maintain the CE Marking for those products, manufacturers will need to work with a notified body that is registered in an EU member state. This ensures your CE marking will be recognised within the EU and in the UK until the end of 2022.

Finotrol Oy, part of the Control Union group, is a notified body in a number EU member states, and can provide CE Marking services for these products.

Full information on the UKCA mark can be found here.

Why choose Control Union (UK)?

Control Union is an independent certification and inspection body, supporting businesses to define, measure and achieve their sustainability goals.

With expertise in certification, auditing, training and testing, Control Union can provide ‘off the shelf’ services and tailored sustainability solutions to the food, manufacturing, textiles, consumer products and forestry sectors.

A local perspective combined with global experience and networks allows Control Union to provide a unique approach to working with brands, retailers, manufacturers and producers.

As well as UKCA, Control Union UK’s range of certification schemes include BRC, Plastic Free, FSC, PEFC, GOTS, GRS, RSPO, Organic (EU, USDA, JAS), GLOBAL G.A.P. and regenagri®.

Find out more about, or apply for, certification against UKCA here

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