In 1982, the Hermes Hansecontrol Group was founded in Hamburg. Today, it is an international test and certification company with 8 locations in Europe and Asia.
As of May, 2011, the companies operate under the Hermes umbrella brand and offer manufacturers, retailers and importers a comprehensive range of accredited testing and tailored consulting services from product development, product protection up to risk management.
Hermes Hansecontrol advises its customers on all questions relating to quality assurance: from the creation of requirement profiles and workflows, product testing during production up to and including sampling prior to market introduction. Individual strategies for minimizing risks identify potential weak points and provide solutions. Together with personal account managers, Hermes Hansecontrol provides manufacturers with tailored solutions for the quality assurance of their products.
At the Headquarter in Hamburg, the Hermes Hansecontrol Group is represented by the testing and consulting services of the Prüfinstitut Hansecontrol GmbH (Hermes Hansecontrol Hamburg). The certification services of the independent Hansecontrol Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH (Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert) are also offered. Hermes Hansecontrol-Cert has been a GS Authority (tested safety) since 2009 and also awards private test marks in addition to the GS mark.
With offices in Dongguan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai as well as Hermes Eco Laboratories in India, the group is well represented on the most important production and export markets for consumer goods. Other global locations, in cooperation with Modern Testing Laboratories (MTS), including the U.S., Bangladesh, Turkey, Indonesia, and Vietnam, provide Hermes Hansecontrol with laboratory support. It offers the full range of services for project supervision and quality assurance on location and along the entire production chain: from the auditing of production sites and product testing up to and including inspection just before shipping.