7/3/2022 - UL announced that it has opened Mexico UL, its first laboratory in Mexico, in the city of Querétaro, which is 137 miles northwest of Mexico City.
A press release said that the site represents one of the first multinational testing laboratories to open in Mexico. It tests for product safety and performance for the Mexico market, and for export to the U.S., Canada and countries throughout Latin America.
“Today marks an exciting new day in our three-decade relationship with Mexico as we open UL’s newest state-of-the-art lab in Querétaro,” said Jennifer Scanlon, UL President/CEO. “Given our mission of working for a safer world, UL is dedicated to using its testing/certification expertise to help manufacturers in Mexico grow and prosper by helping to bring their innovations to market quickly and safely.”
Located in the Kaizen Industrial Park complex and near the Querétaro International Airport, the lab offers local testing for the UL Mark for the USA and Canada. Upon accreditation approval, it will also offer the Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) mark in Mexico and Latin American testing services.
UL notes that it operates in over 140 locations in more than 40 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa with more than 14,000 scientists, engineers, problem solvers and innovators who partner with customers to unlock their potential by empowering them to demonstrate safety, enhance sustainability and strengthen security. UL works with 60% of Global 500 and Fortune 500 companies, the largest companies in the world.