25 May '11, 9pm

Product testing helped this firm: SINGAPORE - As a major supplier of household products, Hitachi is a firm belie...

SINGAPORE - As a major supplier of household products, Hitachi is a firm believer in the importance of meeting safety standards. "Product testing is a fundamental stage integrated into our product development process," says senior manager Ricky Lam (picture). The products that Hitachi carries are sent to testing labs to ensure that they comply with international standards such as those set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). During these tests, potential hazards are identified and products which do not meet the required standards are not put on the market. Having in place processes to ensure product safety has helped Hitachi maintain its competitiveness and market position. Mr Lam feels that with the introduction of the Consumer Goods Safety Requirements regulations, the business landscape is about to change. "Companies that did not uphold the necessary...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Business/SME/EDC110526-0000363...

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