TESTING AND AUDITS
When consumers are travelling, they expect far more from their bags than adequate storage. Suitcases and backpacks are not simply vessels for carrying possessions and souvenirs – they’re also fashionable accessories and dependable companions throughout a journey.
Function and quality are therefore absolutely paramount. Luggage of all kinds must be durable and comply with legal safety standards, thus avoiding customer complaints and maintaining an effective, trustworthy brand image. This applies to holdalls, suite cases, cabin bags, wheeled cases and more.
OUR APPROACH TO LUGGAGE TESTING
The Bureau Veritas solution to bag testing draws upon many years of experience, a worldwide network of knowledgeable professionals and a reputation for superior competence throughout the supply chain.
Our range of services includes product testing, inspections and consulting, using our certified global laboratory facilities to make sample processing times as short as possible. Our quality assurance for luggage products includes usability, as well as ensuring that goods are manufactured in line with legal regulations and market requirements.
Our laboratories operate at the highest level, using the very latest technology and complying with international quality assurance standards such as ISO/IEC Guide 25 und ISO 17025.
We’re recognised by organisations such as the Chinese Laboratory Accreditation (CNLA), the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), the French Committee for Accreditation (COFRAC) and the Government Accreditation Center Hanover (Staatliche Akkreditierungsstelle Hannover - AKS).
OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
With over 77,000 employees in 140 countries, we look after the interests of over 400,000 customers around the world. Our extensive global presence allows us to tailor our service to our clients, including planning capability, time efficiency and affordability.
OUR FUNCTIONAL TESTS
Our testing programs vary according to the design and intended use of each product. They include:
• Static load and luggage handle durability
• Rolling tests and overall durability
• Dynamic load
• Color-fastness for exterior textile materials
• Drop test
• Zipper test
• Corrosion test
Bureau Veritas is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of conformity solutions. Our specialists are highly regarded by prominent manufacturing and retail brands for their commitment and specialist knowledge; and we’re an active member of many of the most important standards committees around the world.
Analysis and Quality
The luggage testing specialists at Bureau Veritas hail from a wide variety of analysis and quality assurance fields, with extensive experience of testing consumer durables of all types.