Institute for testing and certification Inc.

Tr. Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 76302 Zlin
Czechia

Telephone +420 577601238
Fax +420 577104855
itc@itczlin.cz

This company is co-exhibitor of
Ceska agentura na podporu obchodu CzechTrade

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  • 07  Services
  • 07.03  Research and teachings
  • 07.03.01  Institutes

Our products

Product category: Institutes

Construction products (CE)

PLACING THE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ON THE EU MARKET
Construction products are in accordance with a European Law the „specific product“ and their placing on the market of the European Union and ESVO countries is regulated by the technical regulations, which give for manufacturers, importers, authorized agents and distributors specific duties. Conditions for placing on the market are partly harmonized (same for the whole EU) and partly edited by national legislation of each member state of the EU.

Group of products for which there are harmonized technical specifications fall under REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL (EU) No 305/2011 of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonized conditions for placing of construction products on the market and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC. For this prescription is used acronym CPR (Construction Products Regulation). Regulation has, unlike the directive, direct effect and requires adaptation of the national law of the Member States of the EU to its content.

Although the CPR regulation entered into force on 24April 2011, most of the articles and annexes are effective from 1 July 2013. From this  day must be all construction products, for which there is a harmonized standard or ETA (European Technical Approval), when placed on the market obtained with CE marking, declaration of performance and detailed technical documentation. Manufacturers may on the basis of certificates of conformity that were issued before 1 July 2013 by CPD, make a declaration of performance in accordance with CPR.

If for the construction product harmonized standard does not exist (or is under preparation), or if the product would substantially deviated and the manufacturer would like to affix the product with CE marking, may request for Technical Assessment Body (TAB) to issue European Technical Assessment (ETA). If the manufacturer does not request for issuing of ETA, considered a product under the national legislation of the country in which the product is placed. Thus assessed product can not be marked with CE.

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Product category: Institutes

ISO 9001

The internationally applicable standard ISO 9001 has been created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), whose goal is to define international requirements for a quality management system. Besides ISO 9001:2008, it is now also possible to use its amended version ISO 9001:2015. The certificate issued by an independent accredited certification authority guarantees that a quality management system is implemented, documented and used in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001.

REVISION OF ISO 9001
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has completed a revision of the ISO 9001 standard. The new version of ISO 9001:2015 was released on 15 September 2015 and a three-year transition period has been provided for implementing the standard in companies, i.e. the standard should be implemented by 15 September 2018.

The standard was translated and issued in February 2016. The technical standard ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016 came into effect on 1 March 2016. ITC has already started the certification of a management system at customers according to the standard ISO 9001:2015/ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016.

The certification and recertification of management systems according to ISO 9001:2008 will take place until the end of August 2017. Considering that the certificates issued according to the standard ISO 9001:2008 have a limited validity until 15 September 2018, we recommend that all the parties interested in certification and recertification perform an audit already according to the standards ISO 9001:2015/ČSN EN ISO 9001:2016.

MAJOR REVISIONS OF ISO 9001 STANDARD
  • simplification of documentation
  • the new structure of the standard allows for easy interconnection with the requirements for the environment, work safety or information security
  • greater demands placed on consideration of potential risks
  • greater emphasis on the alignment of goals and results of companies/firms, especially from a long-term viewpoint
  • more emphasis placed on customer satisfaction
  • involving the organization’s management and making sure the organization understands the surrounding business environment
BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION
  • stabilization of the achieved quality level in the range of products and services
  • higher sales revenues thanks to effectively configured processes
  • increased credibility of the company with the customers and other business partners
  • the possibility of attracting new customers thanks to providing high-quality production
  • introducing order and rules to all activities within the company
  • the possibility of the subsequent backchecking of compliance with the defined rules in the quality system
  • avoiding potential nonconformities and defects through the adoption of preventive measures

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Product category: Institutes

Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry

The Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry is a department of the Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1004, which specialises in chemical and material analyses, the testing of the hygiene characteristics of products, analyses of natural and working environments, the testing of the emission behaviour of materials, the measurement of chromaticity, etc. In addition to actual accreditation a significant technical competence is guaranteed by the authorisation of the Ministry of Health for the investigation of the health safety of products that come into direct contact with water, products for children under three years of age and products that come into contact with food and alimentary products. The testing laboratory is approved by the IKEA company as a laboratory conducting tests for IKEA's subcontractors and as a laboratory authorised by the CAFIA for the assessment of wines.

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About us

Company details

The Institute for testing and certification, a. s., Zlin is an independent testing, certification, supervisory, counselling – consulting and inspectional company with a wide scope.
The outset of organization goes back to the year 1969, when the activity of State testing department no. 224 was opened within VUGPT (Instituteof Rubber and Plastic Material Technology Research) in Gottwaldov. It was spinned off from the structure of VUGPT in 1990 and was named State testing Department of Chemical Industry (SZUCHP) since 1990, which was in 1993 transformed with all its competences into a joint-stock company under the same name.
The primary activity of the Institutewas orientated mostly on rubber and plastic material technologies. The company paid the efforts to offer a complex service what lead to a gradual revitalisation by means of the professional capacities and technical equipment in the field of testing the textile, tanning, shoemaking, grocery, chemical, constructional and electrotechnical industry products. As a consequence of this, several separated working places work within ITC.

Testing laboratory for asphalt testing, area of VUSH, Hnevkovskeho 65, 617 10 Brno
Testing laboratory for electric equipment and products, division 4 - MESIT QM, Sokolovska 573, 686 01 Uherske Hradiste

One of the first important certifications that confirm the technical qualification of the organization was the testing laboratories accreditation according to the CSN EN 45001. The certificate of the testing laboratories accreditation No. 1004 issued by National accreditating organ CIA in 1991 is activated all the time and new exams are being passed. Today the number of accreditated testing methods exceeds 700.
Our company assisted the birth of implementation of certification principles of the quality system into a structure of the companies in the Czech Republic. In 1992, the organization passed an accreditation process according to the criteria CSN EN 45012 and got a certificate of accreditation to certificate the quality systems (CSN EN ISO 9000) of production processes and services No. 3002. This certificate set out a successful series of authorizations ITC in the field of system certification, which was extended by competences of the certification organ No. 3002 (SM) and No. 5002 (EMAS).
A fundamental moment for a development of the company was the year 1997, when ITC gained the authorization by Department for technical normalization, metrology and state testing laboratories as Authorized body for the activities connected with evaluation of correspondence of products given by the statute of government according to the law No. 22/1997 Coll., about technical product requirements.
Since 1999 ITC has installed and certificated the system of quality management as the utter mostly first Czech testing laboratory according to the CSN EN ISO 9001:2001.  In 2000 the company gained an attestation of accreditation for the Calibration laboratory No. 2289, and in the year 2001 for Calibration laboratory 2222. ITC uses the authorization for official metering as a supplement of its primary activities.

The next important step in development of the company was a privatization. In 2000 all the shares and the corresponding rights were passed in private hands. At this time ITC, Inc. Zlin is an entirely private company.

Long-term efforts of the company to make the best of the wide potential of services abroad were crowned with a success. Signing of the international agreement PECA made possible gaining of European committee notification and the status of Notified body No. 1023.

INSTITUTE FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION, a. s. (Institut pro testovani a certifikaci, a. s.) is a company, which competences, technical capability and high employee qualification makes possible to realize the philosophy of a maximum utilization of its scope of activities in many branches to provide a complex, highly specialized and prompt service from one place.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)