The Keymark is a quality mark from CEN and CENELEC that demonstrates compliance of a product or service with European standards EN
The Keymark mark is the sign of conformity with European standards from CEN/CENELEC.
AENOR works with products such as solar thermal collectors and systems, thermal insulators and thermostatic valves for radiators
The Keymark is a quality mark owned by CEN and CENELEC that demonstrates compliance of a product or service with an EN European standard. The objective of the mark is to encourage recognition between EU countries to avoid repeated testing and inspections and thus promote quality certification within European industry.
Only European certification companies that have been accredited by CEN/CENELEC can grant Keymark certificates. It's a requirement that the certification entity is accredited in the area of activity of the certified product or service. The inspection laboratories and entities whose services are outsourced by the certification company must also be accredited.
The goal of Keymark is to achieve total harmonisation among the inspection, testing and certification processes of all its operators. For this reason, special committees or groups are created for each product or product family that meet annually to exchange experiences and update regulations.
The structure of the certification system is the same for both marks: factory visits, sample taking by the inspector and testing (the system is called ISO 5). The basic difference lies in the owner of the Mark. The AENOR N Mark is property of AENOR, and therefore is only granted by AENOR under its own certification systems. The Keymark is property of CEN/CENELEC, and its certificates can be granted by any of its accredited European certification companies.
When AENOR works in a KEYMARK certification system, it grants both an AENOR certificate and a Keymark certificate to the company.
The Keymark certified products that feature collaboration from AENOR and the respective committees are:
Solar thermal collectors and systems
Thermostatic valves for radiators
The certification process is the same as that of the AENOR N Mark.
First, an application is sent to AENOR. Once it's been studied and accepted, AENOR will conduct the initial visit, sample taking and testing. When AENOR grants the certificate, the monitoring phase begins where annual visits, sample taking and testing will take place.
Each certification system has specific regulations that detail this process.
Once the certification process has been completed, the organisation obtains:
SI Mark for Installation Services
The SI Mark certifies the performance quality of organisations that install products on-site
N Mark Certified Product
is recognised as a voluntary mark of quality, which contributes to conforming with the basic requirements of the CTE (Technical Building Code)
AENOR Mark for radiator and heat convector products
AENOR Mark for solar thermal systems and collectors