Company Profile

 

Swiss Approval International is an Engineering Company, with innovative approach in the Certification business, and use of advanced technologies and specific know-how, in different inspection and certification areas.


Company Facts

The Company is already present in 8 Countries in 3 Continents, and principally active in South – East Europe, Middle East, Gulf Countries, and within 2019 also in the US.

Our target is the expansion of Swiss Approval International in Asia and South America, and, also, its establishment in new emerging markets.

With more than 250 professional Engineers as full time Employees, our company’s strategic goal and central focus is to establish solid partnerships and entrusted corporate relationships, the framework of which will be a continuous added value interaction resulting to benefits in the customer’s outcome.

This added value of Swiss Approval International services is based on both, acquisition of internationally recognised and highly trusted certificates, as well as on our investment in technology transfer, properly designed to ensure the continuous improvement of quality and services process, always responding to the customer’ s demands.

The cooperation framework and interaction with our customers, is gradually expanding into new areas and fields, since the unified Quality and Safety pathways become even more important for both parties.

The outcome of 20 continuous years of our activity, since 1999, is that over 3000 large-scale, medium- scale and small companies rely on us, and more than 4000 individuals entrepreneurs, requested our services in order to meet their needs.


Company Management Structure

SWISS APPROVAL INTERNATIONAL INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION BODY, is an accredited Company which operates Internationally in the fields of Industrial Inspection and Certification.

The SWISS APPROVAL INTERNATIONAL Inspection and Certification Body has 3 levels of Management:

  • The Institutional Board, which is acting on behalf of the Company under the Confederation Helvetian Laws and Financial Institutions.
  • The Governing Board, which is acting on behalf of the Company on the Operations and Processes, the Development of New Markets, the Technical Competence of inspection and Audits, as well as the overall monitoring on operational, structural and technical level, regarding the International Market.
  • The Accreditation Board is acting on behalf of the Company, ensuring the Impartiality, Transparency and Non Conflict of Interest between stakeholders. It consists mainly of Market Representatives, Academic Society Representatives, Consumers Associations, etc.. Accreditation Board Composition varies depending on the type of accreditation, which is called to support, by its specialisation and knowledge.
Management systems certification – ISO 17021 Accredited
  • ISO 9000, ISO 14000, ISO 22000, ISO 27000, ISO 50001, OHSAS, ISO 37001, etc..

Product safety, ISO 17025 Accreditation (under process)
  • CE Marking
  • Testing & Laboratory Services
  • Advanced NDT laboratory

Personnel Certification – ISO 17024 Accredited
  • QA/QC Management Personnel Certification
  • Certification of Welding Related Personnel

Services & Processes Conformity Assessment – ISO 17065 Accreditation (under process)
  • «Blue Service» evaluation and certification for Hospitality Services towards guests safety
  • «Blue Service for Excellence», evaluation and certification for Hospitality Services regarding health and medical tourists’ services
  • Classification of Hotels in Stars, against quality of services requirements’ sets

Third Party Inspection, Monitoring and Approval – ISO 17020 accredited
  • Field and Shop inspection,
  • Mill Inspection
  • Pipe Lines under construction inspection and certification
  • Welding Inspection,
  • Lifts and Lifting machinery Inspection,
  • Goods and Cargo inspection,
  • Protection and Prevention in working environments,
  • Construction activities quality control,
  • EQ-FAST inspection and classification of buildings,
  • Appraisals and Life cycle estimation for machinery and parts,
  • Trailers Approval and Certification,
  • Mystery Guest and Shopping
  • Recognised Agency as an Approved Inspection Body, type (A) in the fields:
    • Periodic inspection of pressure vessels over 450 liters and containers LPG, GG 14165/F. 17.4/373, 673/B/1993, GG 447/B/1993.
    • Initial inspection (Type AA) and periodic inspection of lifting equipment (Type A and Type B) GG 15085/593 (GG 1186/25.08.2003).
    • Initial and periodic monitoring boiler Gov. 2656/B/2012.
    • Initial and periodic testing for Metal construction, pipe-piping welds, welding (ASME codes, EN- DIN- API standards).

Notification Body Services (NoBo) – European Directives recognised Body Number 2221 – ISO 17020 & 17065 Accredited
  • Lifts European Directive
  • Pressure Equipment Directive [PED]
  • Simple Pressure Vessels European Directive
  • Machinery Directive
  • Construction Products Directive
  • ATEX (under evaluation)