UL opens its first lab in Mexico, bolstering the region’s manufacturing sector


“Today marks another exciting day in our three-decade relationship with Mexico as we open UL’s newest state-of-the-art lab in Querétaro,” said Jennifer ScanlonPresident and CEO, UL Inc.. “Given our mission to work for a safer world, UL is committed to using its testing and certification expertise to help manufacturers Mexico grow and thrive by helping bring their innovations to market quickly and safely.”

Located in the Kaizen Industrial Park complex and close to the international airport of Querétaro, the new laboratory is located in one of the from Mexico leading production hubs. The lab houses testing facilities for engineering materials, wire and cable, household appliances, lighting, refrigeration, and consumer technologies. With Mexico ranked among the world’s leading exporters in the automotive industry, UL experts will use state-of-the-art custom equipment to provide automotive materials testing.

The lab offers local testing for the UL Mark for the United States and Canada. Once the accreditation is approved, it will also offer the Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) brand in Mexico and Latin American testing services.

“Added testing capabilities in Mexico will enhance our ability to help customers export their products to United States, Canada and other Latin American countries while meeting security and performance testing and certification needs in Mexico“, said Weifang Zhou, UL’s executive vice president and president of testing, inspection and certification. “UL’s presence in Mexico means local manufacturers have a global partner to help them navigate the complexities of the regulatory landscape across the Americas. »

In addition to Scanlon and Zhou, the inauguration included a ceremony with Héctor Guerrero Herrera, Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce, Office of the Mexico economics secretary, Steve ConlonCounselor for Science and Technology, U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Rodolfo FloresUL Regional Manager for Latin Americaand Todd Denison, UL’s senior vice president for global regions. The event also included a special opening day tour by Mauricio KuriGovernor of the State of Querétaro.

The opening of the new lab builds on UL’s three decades in Mexico. UL has a well-established engineering and customer service office in Mexico City and a team of engineers in Querétaro. The laboratory establishes UL’s commitment to Mexico and the whole Latin America market.

“UL’s Querétaro laboratory demonstrates our commitment to providing high-performance services to manufacturers of Mexico from one source and one place for testing and inspection,” said Flores. “It also demonstrates our commitment to providing manufacturers with shorter development cycles, faster time to market and the ability to be more competitive in the global marketplace. “

UL operates in more than 140 locations in more than 40 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacificand Africa with more than 14,000 scientists, engineers, problem solvers and innovators who partner with customers to unlock their potential by enabling them to demonstrate safety, improve sustainability and strengthen safety. UL works with 60% of Global 500 and Fortune 500 companies, the largest companies in the world and whose quality standards are often benchmarks for others. In addition to UL’s presence in Mexicothe company’s Latin American operations include facilities in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.

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