TUV Rheinland will work with the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) to build capacity and capability in the Indian handicraft sector. TUV Rheinland is a subsidiary of the German group, a worldwide leader in testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification. EPCH is an apex organization engaged in the promotion of exports of handicrafts from the country and project India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handicraft goods and services.
The partners will create awareness and disseminate knowledge to handicraft exporters on issues relating to supply chain standardization, processing, product certification and testing. This would be done through multiple industry connect interventions like workshops, seminars and awareness programs to enable the Indian handicraft sector to meet international benchmarks.
Both organizations will also work cohesively to set up testing labs for the handicraft sector and provide product testing services to handicraft exporters at standardized rates.
Based in Bangalore, TUV is active in more than 100 locations in India. Being a prominent service provider in the testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification industry, it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India. It is the only certification body in India that boasts of an accredited welding institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of its employees. The company plans to set up laboratories in other parts of India as well in the near future.