Prüfinstitut Hansecontrol GmbH was founded in 1982 and now serves the market under the name Hermes Hansecontrol Hamburg. The laboratory equipped with the latest testing technology at the company´s headquarter in Hamburg offers manufactures and retailers a wide range of test services for consumer goods in the non-food segment. Hermes Hansecontrol has established itself as an internationally recognized testing institute.
Our experts test clothing, footwear and leather goods, textile consumer products, accessories, toys, and much more. Depending on the needs of our customers, the products undergo physical and chemical testing and are also tested in accordance with legal provisions and in accordance with eco requirements.
Since January, 2009, the testing institute has added the area of sensory testing to its range of services and now tests all products in contact with food.
In addition to product testing, Hermes Hansecontrol also provides a wide range of professional seminars and other services that cover the entire supply chain. On request, we accompany the entire production process from the initial product idea up to quality assurance. Our range of services also includes the preparation of instruction manuals. Hermes Hansecontrol develops suitable testing methods which are verified on the basis of correlation tests with reputable partnered laboratories to accommodate new legal or customer-specific requirements and is an active member of international (CEN) and national (DIN) standardization committees.
In 2009, Hansecontrol Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH (Hermes Hansecontrol- Cert), located in Hamburg was spun-off the internationally recognized Prüfinstitut Hansecontrol GmbH. The experts from Hermes Hansecontrol Cert contribute long –term experience and specialized expertise in various fields for prompt and reliable safety and quality testing. The Hansecontrol test mark identifies consumer goods tested and certified by the independent lab. In November 2009, the Central Office for Federal States for Safety Engineering (ZLS) recognized Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert as a GS Authority and Hansecontrol Cert has since also awarded the mark for “Tested safety”.
With Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert, products in the areas of entertainment electronics, large electrical appliances, household appliances, sports equipment, children's toys, medical equipment, electric tools, IT equipment, electronic musical instruments, and furniture are tested. Depending on the requirements of its clients from industry and commerce, Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert tests electric and mechanical safety in accordance with the Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz) and electromagnetic compatibility with regard to legal requirements. The handling, fitness for use, and performance of products is tested in the laboratory of Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert using the latest equipment.
In addition to safety test, Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert also offers the certification of products. Customers benefit from the latest, highly automated equipment technology that permits fast and reliable test runs.
Hermes Hansecontrol Dongguan started operations in March 2010. The laboratory is accredited for the quality assurance of textiles, footwear, and toys according to ISO/IEC 17025.
The team of experts provides retailers and their suppliers with quality assurance services along the entire supply chain from consulting and product testing to pre-shipment inspections. Its competencies focus on the chemical analysis of shoes, leather, textiles, and toys.
Services also include inline inspections (during the production process) as well as before shipment (pre-shipment).
Dedicated process orientation is a special aspect as well as the high degree of automation within the lab processes. The laboratory in Dongguan also provides quality management consulting in accordance with ISO 9001.
The qualified employees of Hermes Hansecontrol observe strict international quality standards during the testing process. Only products that satisfy the requirements of the legal standards of the sales markets receive approval.
Hermes Hansecontrol Hong Kong was founded in March, 2013. Our experts have excellent training and technical background knowledge in the areas of testing, procurement, and production.
The team is specialized in testing chemicals, safety, fitness for use, and provides quality inspections for product groups such as toys, textiles, clothing, and small household appliances, and offers manufacturers and retailers a wide range of accredited product testing as well as professional consulting services for consumer goods.
Our specialists work with customers to develop strategies for minimizing risks along the entire production chain. Personalized services, short turnaround times, and a performance-oriented work ethic are the primary goals of the core business.
Hermes Hansecontrol Shanghai in China began business operations in October, 2013 and is an accredited laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025) for chemical and electric testing with more than 300 listed methods and product categories.
The brand-new laboratory offers 6,000 sqm of space and is equipped with the latest technology. The number of experts employed here is increasing steadily and the enormous field of activity of Hermes Hansecontrol Shanghai includes premium services offering fast response times which manufacturers, vendors, and buyers in Greater Shanghai, but also from Northern and Eastern China can benefit from.
The entire team has excellent training and technical background knowledge in the respective field. This includes testing and technical consulting services from procurement up to and including production. The services cover all product groups – from testing for textiles, clothing, and footwear as well as small household appliances to electric tools and pumps up to sports equipment, bicycles, and furniture.
The core competencies focus on the chemical analysis of products of daily use, for example, footwear, leather and especially textiles. The electric products and hardware team evaluates compliance with the requirements of the Product Safety Act, European directives and with national as well as international standards. They also provide support with respect to the implementation of customer requirements and, by providing tests for fitness for use and performance characteristics, ensuring that customer expectations are met in a diversified range.
Hermes Eco Laboratories, a joint venture founded in February, 2014, was spun off of Eco Laboratories, one of the leading testing laboratories for consumer goods on the Indian market with operations at locations in Mumbai, Tiruppur, New Delhi and Bengaluru since 1995.
The accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) laboratory with the latest test equipment provides its customers with testing, among other things, for clothing, household textiles, and leather goods in accordance with national and international standards.
Prompt, reliable service as well as technical consulting combined with competitive prices sets Hermes Eco Laboratories apart. The service portfolio includes chemical and textile-physical testing, textile labeling as well as other services.
Branch Office Tiruppur
Collection Center Mumbai
Collection Center New Delhi
Collection Center Bengaluru