Exova Warringtonfire Welcomes Chinese Delegation

September 10, 2018

Yachting Journal

Photo courtesy of Element

Exova Warringtonfire hosted a delegation of senior representatives from the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) on Friday, September 7, 2018, to discuss providing testing and certification services to Chinese suppliers of interior materials and products for Chinese-built passenger ships. 

Exova Warringtonfire is part of Element Materials Technology (Element), a world-class global testing partner.

The meeting was proposed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) Northwest England in order to help promote UK capability in marine fire testing and advisory services to the CCYIA, who are interested in the development of China’s cruise and yacht industry. Philomena Chen, Head of Asia Pacific at DIT North West, said: “The intention is to achieve this via a partnership agreement that will see Element become a preferred supplier of fire test procedure (FTP) testing services and marine equipment directive (MED) certification for Chinese material and product suppliers to the passenger ship markets.”

The fire testing facility welcomed its guests, including 10 senior leaders from the marine industry in China, with a laboratory tour, a presentation from Element’s senior Technical Manager on Marine Certification and an overview of the overall company and its Fire & Building Products sector, delivered by Element’s Divisional Director for Certification.

Element’s Warrington laboratory offers a comprehensive range of impartial and independent fire safety services to a diverse range of sectors across the world. It is the world’s leading independent fire and security testing, fire engineering and certification provider, offering a comprehensive range of specialist fire safety and building products services to international markets from a network of accredited sites around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

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