Metsec first to achieve the BSI Kitemark™ for Cable Management
Published on: Friday, 21st August 2015
Cold roll-formed steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has further boosted its reputation for quality by achieving the BSI Kitemark™ for its Cable Management products.
Metsec chose BSI to test its entire product range, which includes cable trays, cable ladders, metal framing and cable trunking, to help highlight its commitment to quality and to provide customers with a 100 per cent guarantee that Metsec’s products are of the highest standard. BSI piloted the new Cable Management scheme with Metsec, making it the first company to be certified to the BSI Kitemark for Cable Management to date. The rigorous and thorough testing process included dimensional, load, material conformity and electrical safety checks.
The certification further amplifies the company’s dedication to quality, with Metsec’s cable ladder and cable tray systems already having obtained third party CE markings supported by its previous certification to BS EN 61537:2007 Cable Management.
Whilst not a compulsory certification for cable management products, the BSI Kitemark provides a guarantee that a product or service meets the applicable and appropriate British, European and International standards for quality, safety, performance and trust. In order to obtain the certification, all products must be independently tested and verified by BSI.
Richard Allen, General Manager of Cable Management Division at Metsec, commented:
“Being the first to pilot such a rigorous industry certification is a huge step for us at Metsec, and we’re proud that our Cable Management products are now carrying the BSI Kitemark. We always strive to ensure that our products are market leaders when it comes to quality, so this third party certification, along with the inclusion of the CE marking on all of our products is a real landmark for us and the industry as a whole.”
Malcolm Smith, Certification Technical Expert at BSI said:
“By achieving the Kitemark, Metsec is assuring customers that their products are independently and robustly audited on a regular basis and that products are manufactured to an excellent standard of quality and safety, every time. The Kitemark is one of the UK’s most trusted marks and will provide customers with peace of mind that they have insisted on the best products for their projects.”