A notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ provides CE testing and certification services for assessing the conformity of products with the requirements for commercialisation on the European market

The law requires economic operators wishing to trade in Europe to manufacture, import and distribute only products that meet the applicable requirements laid down in European sectoral directives (harmonised directives in force in all European Union member states).

Products are divided into the following categories:

  • Products for which the conformity assessment may be carried out by the manufacturer (or by its representative if the manufactuer is not resident in an EU member state)
  • Products for which the manufacturer (or its representative) must have the conformity assessment carried out by a body authorised by the state and “notified” to the authorities of other EU member states.

In both cases, IMQ can assist manufacturers, providing the following services:

  • Assistance in identifying applicable directives and the most appropriate procedure to meet legal obligations
  • All tests necessary to assess conformity to the directive's requirements
  • Laboratory tests and assessment of essential product requirements in order to obtain conformity certificates necessary to affix CE marking (CE type examination)
  • Production controls and inspections at the manufacturer's premises, according to client options (when requested, e.g. for the GAR regulation)
  • Assessment for approval of quality management systems (when requested, e.g. lifts directive, medical devices directive, gas appliances regulation).

Directives and Regulations for which IMQ operates as Notified Body No. 0051

For further information on the IMQ recognition as Notified Body, please refer to the relevant page of the Nando Community site
Limited to the areas GAR, RED, LIFT, ATEX, CPR, EMC, BED, MACC, MID e EETS directives, the recognition of IMQ as a notified body is subject to Accredia accreditation, as reported in the relevant Accreditation Certificate issued by Accredia.


Other directives

Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications.