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Press Release,
Internal News

Succeeding Norbert Barz

With effect from 1 September 2016, Dr. Stephan Finke is new Managing Director of the German accreditation body Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS). He succeeds Norbert Barz, who in the autumn will be handing over the role to his successor and leaving the company on grounds of age at the end of 2016 after seven years in the position. Holding a doctorate in industrial engineering, Finke most recently served as Business Development Manager at ABB Switzerland.

Technical Information,
metrological traceability policy

Requirement of the European Cooperation for Accreditation

The so-called „metrological traceability” is one of the pillars of conformity assessment. The German national accreditation body (DAkkS) has adjusted its requirements regarding the metrological traceability policy in order to meet the requirement of the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA). As of August 2016 the acceptance of verification reports issued by German verification authorities (“Eichbehörden”) as evidence of metrological traceability will only be possible in individual cases.

Press Release,
Fee schedule

Taking into account the increased effort and complexity of accreditation

Since 1 January 2016 DAkkS applies a new fee schedule for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies abroad falling outside the scope of EU Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008.

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