ARL News

Aug 15, 2012

ARL achieves Qualified Laboratory status under TUV Rheinland’s Partner Test Laboratory Program

Miami, FL - Applied Research Laboratories (ARL) was just awarded Qualified Laboratory status through TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.’s Partner Laboratory Program. ARL’s Qualified Laboratory status enables ARL to provide NRTL product certifications through TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc. in addition to the personalized and exceptional customer service ARL continues to offer its customers.

To achieve the Qualified Laboratory status ARL was subject to an extensive on-site assessment of ARL’s Quality Management System, product testing facilities and adherence to the guidelines and requirements set forth in ISO 17025, General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

"As a one-of-a-kind customer centric testing facility, ARL provides its customers access to a team of highly skilled engineers working alongside them to reach excellence in every venture," said Bruce Sukert, president of ARL. "Obtaining Qualified Laboratory status with TÜV Rheinland enables ARL to continue offering national and international testing and certification to our clients. Our team is ready to engage with our customers, providing this truly valuable service enabling clients to release their products to market faster and more economically."

ARL is an independent, family owned, internationally accredited testing laboratory that has provided manufacturers with personalized care for over 60 years and specializes in a full-service of consumer safety and compliance testing for a wide variety of products. ARL offers exceptional value to their customers by acting as a single point of contact taking responsibility for all project deliverables. They provide customers TÜV product certification with both the TÜV and ARL marks on all successful certification and evaluations. In the United States, requirements for product certification by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc. is an OSHA recognized NRTL. An NRTL functions to provide independent evaluation, testing and certification of any electrically operated product for compliance against nationally recognized standards of safety. A product bearing the ARL Mark is determined to have met the minimum requirements prescribed by product safety standards. Also, the ARL Mark indicates the manufacturer's production facility conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject of periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued compliance.

About ARL

ARL is an independent, nationally and internationally accredited, third party consumer product safety testing laboratory with a comprehensive consumer product safety testing program and a relentless commitment to safety. Their full-service testing laboratory offering includes listing, labeling and follow-up service programs, performance testing and field evaluations. ARL’s capabilities to test include (but are not limited to) air conditioning/heat pump and refrigerator equipment, duct heaters, energy management equipment, air ducts, lighting fixtures, medical and dental equipment, power outlets and power modules, swimming pool pumps, filters and covers, and hot water heaters. For additional information, visit

About TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.

TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc. is recognized as an NRTL by OSHA and is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group of Cologne, Germany. The company employs professionals throughout the Americas and has numerous offices throughout United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit