Newsletter TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o.

Dear business partners,
Our company is currently expanding its portfolio and implementing new services. We would like to keep you updated with past and forthcoming changes not only in our company, but also in the Czech legislation, and with running revisions of standards; therefore, we decided to publish a regular quarterly Newsletter.
Newsletter, which will be delivered via e-mail at the end of each quarter, aims to address all our customers. We would like to have your opinion on which topics would you like us to cover, which services should we include into our portfolio and which information has no or little importance for you?


Your feed-back on the first issue of our Newsletter is highly appreciated.

We would attend to your suggestions through our company e-mail: info@tuev-nord.cz

Ladies and gentlemen, let me take this opportunity to appreciate your kind co-operation and loyalty to TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. services over the past years.

Let me wish you pleasant moments while reading our Newsletter.
Kind regards,

Looking back to the first quarter


 
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TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. (TNC) has completed its supervision of a new delivery of containers for Temelín Nuclear Power Station

In February 2014 TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. has completed more than 4-years of supervision of production of 18 spent fuel containers for Temelín Nuclear Power Station. The production was supervised at GNS, the German manufacturer. The delivery is not completed yet; the final amount of CASTOR containers to be delivered is 37. The fulfilment of safety requirements of all containers is proved through the closing certificate with a documentation of an extent exceeding 1,500 pages.
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Press Conference on Certification of services of car dealers was held on March 26, 2014

Press conference was dedicated to the evaluation of TÜV NORD Czech business activity over the past year in the field of certification of services of car dealers. The Managing Director of the company, Ing. Jan Weinfurt made a statement with a summary of project results. Ing. Martin Pajer, the director of Cebia, was invited to the press conference to make a statement on the used car market. For more  information see Press release, Related media coverage and articles and Information about this service.


Testing Laboratories Brno have organized a successful workshop “Testing of metal materials”

5th edition of a very successful workshop focused on a quality of metal materials, testing of mechanical, metallographic and chemical qualities took place on March 19, 2014. TNC is prepared to organize a new edition of this workshop – in case of interest contact us at laboratore@tuev-nord.cz.


TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. is strengthening its market position abroad

  • Ing. Jan Weinfurt, the Managing Director of TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. has been appointed the Managing Director of TÜV NORD Slovakia, s.r.o. as of November 7, 2013.
     

  • Contracts on ISO/TS 16949 audits in MEFRO (production of wheel rims) and CETRAVIS PRODUCTION (production of stainless tubes for automotive industry in the Ukraine) were concluded through the mediation of TÜV NORD Ukraine. 
     


Growing interest in the energy management system (in accordance with EN ISO 50 001)

ŠKODA AUTO is another company to complete the certification audit of the energy management system (EnMS). The EnMS enables to follow a systematic approach in energy performance by reducing energy costs of production and supporting activities. The certification aims to reduce energy costs and environmental impact of the company performance.
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TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. has defended its accreditation for a verification of GHG emissions for another 5 years

A regular Surveillance Audit of ČIA (Czech Accreditation Institute – CAI) was performed at the end of 2013, resulting in the extension of the accreditation for another 5 years, until 2018. TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. has been a key verifier of GHG emissions and a provider of tradable emission allowances (EU ETS) for installations applicable, since this European system has been introduced in 2005. Currently, 110 installations in the Czech Republic are being verified by TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. and our scope of services has been extended to Slovakia and Croatia earlier this year.  
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10th Anniversary of the Vehicle Inspection Station (STK) Černý Most

More than 153,000 inspections have been conducted at the state-of-the art- Vehicle Inspection Station (STK) Černý Most, since its launch on January 14, 2004. STK Černý Most provides a complex portfolio of services of the vehicle inspection station (STK) and car emission controls (SME), defined by the Act 56/2001 Sb., including a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and a motor type re-stamping for registration stations, verification of origin of the vehicle, protection of vehicles, sales of environmental stickers for Germany and highway stamps for the Czech Republic and Austria.  
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TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. has participated at TECHAGRO fair in Brno

On April 1 2014, RNDr. Alice Kotlánová, Head of Testing Laboratories Brno, has given a speech on the quality and certification of wood-based fuels during the BIOMASS accompanying programme of TECHAGRO Brno Fair.  
 


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New version of ISO/TS 16949 certification rules effective as of April 1, 2014

All new requirements of the 4th edition of “Rules for the technical specification ISO/TS 16949” as of October 2013, become effective as of April 1, 2014. Customers certified in accordance with ISO/TS 16949 must implement and fulfil these new requirements. These changes will have significant impact on some customers regarding following issue: extended workbench/manufacturing site extensions must receive their own certificate and must be registered as a location. Read more for the most important changes for certified companies. Two individual trainings are scheduled for this subject (see a link bellow: Trainings scheduled for the second quarter).


TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. (TNC) is implementing new services: ADR and EN 1090

  • 13 inspectors of TNC have been trained to provide qualified services in the field of ADR and TPED – the compliance assessment of transportable pressure equipment for the carriage of class 2 gases in accordance with ADR, chapter 6.2 (receptacles) and 6.8 (tanks) and Government Regulation No. 208/2011 Sb. (TPED 2010/35/EU). TNC, as the authorized body of The Ministry of Transport, is entitled to provide inspections of transportable pressure equipment for the carriage of class 1 and 3-9 substances in accordance with ADR.
    Should you be interested in receiving more information and price quotations, contact us at l
    lanka@tuev-nord.cz 

     

  • TNC has become the authorized body for a verification of customers in the area of steel and aluminium constructions in accordance with following standards and regulations: EN 1090-1 in connection to CPR 305/2011 EP, EN 1090-2 in connection to EN ISO 3834-2,3 and EN 1090-3 in connection to EN ISO 3834-2,3.
    We would like to inform you that as of July 1, 2014 the German Standard DIN 18800/7 will be replaced by the European standard EN 1090.
    For more information and price quotations, please, contact remisova@tuev-nord.cz

     


The Cyber-Safety Act to be passed in the Czech Republic

Provided that the Parliament of the Czech Republic passes the Cyber-Safety Act, proposed by the National Security Authority (NBÚ), the new act will be effective on January 1, 2015. This act aims to protect both critical infrastructure and information system that have substantial importance for the state to function properly. State bodies and institutions will have mandatory obligation to fulfil requirements of the Information Security Management as defined in ISO 27001. We will keep you updated on further development of this issue in the next edition of Newsletter. Should you be interested in receiving a detailed information, send an e-mail at: purm@tuev-nord.cz 
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Certification of products imported to Russia and the Customs Union – transition period from GOST certification to Technical Regulations  

Following the implementation of Technical Regulations (TR), GOST certificates will be gradually replaced by TR Declarations of Conformity or TR Certificates of Conformity. Running certificates in various countries of the Customs Union (GOST-R, CTB, GOST-K, TR Russia) will be valid within the transition protection period, which is determined for an individual product range and a relevant Technical Regulation. Should you need more information regarding the termination of the validity of your certificates do not hesitate to contact us at e-mail address blatny@tuev-nord.cz. We would bring you more details on this issue in the next edition of Newsletter, which will be published on July 1, 2014.
 


Trainings scheduled for the second quarter

April 4, 2014 - Hardness measurements by laboratory and portable hardness testers, Brno (a custom-made in-house workshop, which can be adjusted upon customer´s request)
April 24, 2014 - Quality and certification of biomass fuels - TÜV NORD Slovakia, Bratislava office
May 14 - 15, 2014 - Integrated Management Systems in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (Internal Auditors Training), TÜV NORD Hradec Králové office
May 27, 2014 –  New revision of ISO/TS 16949 rules for a certification, Hotel Alwyn, Praha
June 4, 2014 New revision of ISO/TS 16949 rules for a certification, Hotel Maximus Resort, Brno (date and place to be confirmed)

 

For more information and registration for above-mentioned training programmes, please contact: havrankova@tuev-nord.cz,
tel: +420 495 822 390
or follow our website presentation, „Press Releases“

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2014 TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o. Všechna práva vyhrazena.