TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

Making Waves in Indonesia: Industry 4.0 Transformation Expert Personnel Certification

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 5, 2018 2:43:31 PM

In August 2018, the Academy and Life Care Business Stream of TÜV Rheinland Indonesia, in partnership with FESTO, successfully held the "Industry 4.0 Transformation Expert Personnel Certification" program for the Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. The Head of BPPI, Dr. Ir. Ngakan Timur Antara also joined the event. This event was opened by Mr. Abdul Qohar as Director of TÜV Rheinland Indonesia.

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Topics: PersCert

TÜV Rheinland’s Green Product Mark wins international recognition from Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

TÜV Rheinland has been recognized by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for its contribution to the sustainability of large enterprises. 

At a ceremony held in Minneapolis, the leading independent international provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training received the SPLC Outstanding Case Study Award for its work with an international telecom provider, which adopted the TÜV Rheinland Green Product Mark to drive its sustainable procurement goals and build a green supply chain.

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Topics: Green Product Mark

The Myth of the Operational Technology Air Gap

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 2, 2018 7:07:15 PM

The cybersecurity field of operational technology (OT) is buzzing as companies increasingly realise that their production systems, manufacturing plants, chemical processing plants, or industrial control systems are at risk from cyber-attacks. This realisation is fuelled by a big uptick in hacker interest as such systems are insecurely connected to the internet and compromising them is a change from stealing credit card information.

In response to cybersecurity concerns, companies often claim that their OT systems are air gapped and not connected to the internet — so they are immune from cyber attacks via this route. The bad news is that upon further investigation, in almost all instances, such claims are found to be incorrect. The reality is that connections abound and systems light up with data flows without the company even knowing about it.

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Topics: ICT, cyber security, operational technology

TÜV Rheinland Announces New Standard for Blue Light Filtration Certification of Digital Device Accessory Screen Protection with Eye Safety Leader Healthe

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

TÜV Rheinland and Healthe held a press conference launching the “Blue Light Filtration Certification of Digital Device Accessory Screen Protection” at the Intercontinental Shenzhen Hotel. This new standard specifically provides consumers with a Retina Protection Factor or RPF value, an easy to understand numbered rating that designates the level of high-energy visible blue light being filtered from a digital display. Additionally, the standard and associated RPF value ensures that overall display color quality is maintained so that the visual experience is not impacted. Jay Yang, Vice President of Electrical,TÜV Rheinland Greater China, Justin Barrett, CEO of Healthe, and Steve Chan, Director of ZAGG China Operations attended the conference.

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Topics: Products

Your Operational Technology. Protected.

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 1, 2018 9:36:02 AM

Risk Assessments on Cybersecurity for Industrial and Operational Techology (OT)

The number of cybersecurity related incidents in OT and industrial networks
has risen in every sector in recent years, there have been well publicized of production lines being halted and intellectual property being stolen as a result of cyberattacks. This is impacting the ability for companies to innovate and drive forward into new markets.

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Topics: cybersecurity

TÜV Rheinland India approved as a Notified Body by CDSCO, India

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 26, 2018 10:17:45 AM

TÜV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of the TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader, that inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies, announced that It has been approved as a Notified Body by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), India. TÜV Rheinland India will now be able to carry out audit of manufacturing sites of Medical Devices manufacturers as per Medical Devices Rules, 2017.

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Topics: medical devices

TÜV Rheinland’s Gurgaon, India, product testing lab is now recognised by Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC), Government of India

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 26, 2018 10:12:58 AM

TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, announced its Gurgaon, India, product testing lab has now been recognised by the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), Government of India, to conduct testing of telecom equipment, under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE). Under MTCTE program, the testing is to be carried in conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment by labs designated by TEC and based upon the test reports certificate will be issued by TEC.

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Topics: product testing

TÜV Rheinland: IoT Privacy Certificate for Gooee

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 24, 2018 6:00:00 PM

As part of an agreement made at the end of 2017 between TÜV Rheinland and US-based IoT platform and ecosystem developer Gooee, the globally active testing service provider tested the Gooee-IoT platform for data protection and data security requirements and certified it after successful testing. The tests were based on the specified criteria from the TÜV Rheinland "Protected Privacy IoT Service" certificate, which, like the "Protected Privacy IoT Product" certificate, is part of TÜV Rheinland's portfolio in the area of data protection and data security and is based on the current applicable European data protection laws and regulations. Interested parties can find information on the tests carried out in the freely accessible TÜV Rheinland certificate database at www.certipedia.com.

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Topics: IoT

Vietnamese apparel and textile manufacturers to take global lead in responsible chemical management

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 19, 2018 2:06:24 PM

The threat of hazardous chemicals

 In recent years, modern consumers across the world are placing more emphasis on the production process of the apparel and textile products they come into close contact with. Many are concerned whether their purchases are products in an environment that is safe for the workers and the environment at large. With that, more companies are practicing responsible chemical management across their supply chains, particularly in manufacturing apparel and footwear industry.

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Topics: chemical management

TÜV Rheinland Invited to Attend 2018 China-ASEAN (Liuzhou) Forum on Automotive Industry Cooperation

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 14, 2018 4:37:54 PM


On September 11, 2018, the "2018 China-ASEAN Forum on Automotive Industry Cooperation" (CAFAIC) was held at the emerging automotive city of Liuzhou in Guangxi Province. This year's CAFAIC was sponsored by the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers (CAAM), Guangxi Department of Commerce, Guangxi International Expositions Bureau, and Liuzhou People's Government, and organized by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). As an international provider of testing, inspection and certification services, the TÜV Rheinland Group (TÜV Rheinland) was invited to take part in the forum as a guest speaker to provide participating businesses with an in-depth market analysis and comprehensive overview of the regulatory policies.

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Topics: automotive