CE Certification. The European Conformity Indicator
A CE Mark is a product passport that enables products to move freely within the European Economic Area (EEA).
In order to be placed on the European market, electrical products and equipment must comply with technical criteria laid down in applicable EU harmonisation legislation, including the placement of the logo on the product or accompanying documentation, regardless of where the product is manufactured.
CE marking involves a conformity assessment process that may involve authorised certification agencies such as AENOR, in which, the manufacturer or authorised representative assumes liability for providing the services declared and for ensuring conformity with CE Mark requirements.
AENOR is an authorised body, designated by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.
As a European indicator of conformity, a product must comply with the requirements established by European Directives or Regulations and the EN technical standards (European standards) that, if necessary, apply to the marketing of the product at issue. When an authorised body takes part in the production monitoring phase in accordance with the applicable European Union (EU) harmonisation legislation, its identification number must be included alongside the CE mark.
The CE mark certification can be integrated with voluntary certifications, both for products (AENOR N Mark, ENEC, Har...) and for quality management systems based on the UNE-EN ISO 9001 standard.
- CE marking allows unrestricted access to the European market, avoiding technical barriers.
- What's more, the CE Mark is recognised in other markets globally.
- The CE mark's main focus is on the safety of product users and compliance with harmonised European standards.
- The CE mark determines minimum levels of safety, functionality, energy savings and environmental protection across Europe.