Applus+ Laboratories celebrates 25 years since issuing its first certificate, recognizing our growth and excellence in product certification.
Applus+ Laboratories' product certification area currently has more than 5,000 active product certificates. But all of these great milestones are backed up by a humble beginning. In fact, 25 years ago on a day like today, we issued our first A+ quality mark certificate, based on a factory audit and product testing. Since then, the A+ quality mark offers additional guarantees that go beyond the mandatory market entry requirements.
The certificate was issued by Eulàlia Cirici, our current technical director, and at the time, our only professional in the certification area.
This achievement positioned us as a high-valued industry forerunner, since CE Marking had not yet come into force as a requisite for product market access. In 25 years, our product certification services and brand reputation have grown steadily. Our team is composed of more than 250 professionals with a strong international reach and presence.
There are important milestones that have significantly contributed to our progress and strong presence so far. For example, extending our conformity certification services to other countries thanks to our headquarters in China. Also, the recent acquisition of QPS, a North American company which allowed us to expand our certification services for electrical and electronic products in that area.
Today, we provide the following certifications to meet the market needs of key market players in diverse industries: