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N Mark for kitchen furniture
N Mark of quality for kitchen furniture

N Mark for kitchen furniture

N Mark for kitchen furniture

The N Mark for kitchen furniture certifies the quality management system outlined in Standard UNE 56875 V2​

This certification covers fixed or auxiliary kitchen furniture, work surfaces and dining counters, including those with glass used in their construction, under a single commercial mark, excluding auxiliary​ furniture

N Mark for kitchen furniture certifies the quality management system outlined in Standard UNE 56875 V2​

As a compliance assessor, AENOR is a leading product certification entity. With more than 100,000 certified references, the AENOR​​ N Mark is present in over 40 countries and is among the top 5 product quality markings in the world.

The AENOR Mark is a voluntary mark that allows the company to demonstrate that its product complies with certain provisions compiled in a UNE, EN, ISO standard or technical specification. This demonstration of compliance during the manufacturing and testing of the final products, based on a rigorous control performed by AENOR, will allow licensees of the Mark to put their products on the market with a high standard of quality, instilling confidence in the users of these certified products.

This way, the AENOR N Mark provides the following benefits:

The manufacturer

  • Greater knowledge of the product resulting from the exhaustive control required by the AENOR​ Mark
  • Optimisation of production processes and ongoing improvement
  • Products that do not comply with relevant standards or regulations can be detected before they enter the market
  • Decreases production costs as a result of greater control during the manufacturing process
  • There are commercial grounds to introduce the product into new markets and facilitate access to works

Public Administrations

  • Guarantee that the designated product will comply with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Transparency of the AENOR certification process
  • Balance among the interest parties regarding decisions on the certified products
  • Simplifies the standardisation processes of some products
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Decision-makers and control agents

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  • Guarantee that the product has been verified previously to ensure its compliance with applicable minimum requirements
  • Enables a reduction in controls of the materials during intake
  • Products with long-lasting confidence. Product assessments are ongoing, guaranteeing compliance with the initial certified provisions

Society at large

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  • Confidence from knowing that the product has undergone prior verification
  • Credibility, the product and the production process are assessed by a recognised certification entity

APPLICATION

The AENOR Mark is voluntary. Companies that want AENOR to certify their product must submit their application in accordance with the formats established by AENOR. This application must include information about the company and the characteristics of the products for which certification is sought.

Once the documentation is analysed by AENOR technicians, the conformity assessment is initiated to verify that the products comply with the applicable standards:

AUDIT/INSPECTION

A visit is made to the production centre to carry out the following procedures:

  • a) the quality management system is audited in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 9001 requirements that are directly related to the production process.
  • b) ​The manufacturing process and production controls carried out by the manufacturer are inspected to ensure that the product meets the requirements of the standard.
  • c) Samples are taken and sent to an accredited laboratory, which performs the tests included in the standards. The manufacturer sends samples identified by the auditor to the laboratory.

TESTING

The laboratory performs the tests established by the standard and sends its report to AENOR.

​​GRANTING

Using all the information on the activities performed, the Technical Certification Committee (independent body comprising all the interested parties: manufacturers, Administration, users, control entities and AENOR) suggests that AENOR grant the Mark or requests that certain non-conforming activities be repeated.​

Once the Certificate is granted, monitoring begins to ensure the mark can be retained. Samples will be taken, and audits, inspections and tests will be performed on an annual basis. Results are assessed every year by the Technical Certification Committee, which will decide whether or not to maintain the Mark.

Once the audit process has been completed, the organisation obtains: ​ ​

  • AENOR product certificate
  • A licence to use AENOR's Mark of a certified product, in accordance with the provisions of AENOR regulations
AENOR N Mark logo for a certified product​​​

Certified product sheet: ​​​​Kitchen furniture certification​​​

GlobalEPD Declarations

Environmental product declarations (EPD)

EPD for furniture, such as office chairs, couches, etc.