In many of these tailor-made solutions, certification plays a crucial role. A look at the SEC in Houston in the USA state of Texas shows just how important it is. "As is the case at the other locations around the world, we offer our customers solutions that meet all applicable safety requirements and already have the necessary local, regional, or international certification," explains David Hohenstein, Business Manager SECs America, before adding: "This allows us to offer a service that sets us apart from many other companies." Of course, customers can always build solutions and have them certified themselves, but this is time consuming as the number of approval standards and certification bodies is enormous:
- Customs Union (formerly GOST)
- various others…
"Given the abundance of provisions, it takes a lot of work off of our customers if they no longer need to acquire or maintain certification themselves, especially at a time when there is a clear tendency toward streamlining organizational structures," says Hohenstein. "Our tailor-made, fully certified solutions not only help to shorten the time taken to commission a system; the fact that the customer's staff can focus on their actual core business also increases efficiency and saves the company money."