Industrials and R&D stakeholders, think about qualifying your products

SGS laboratories of Cestas and Etupes (former Sercovam), dedicated to destructive testing, are performing analysis and performance tests for all kind of industries.

The test covered are:

UV photo-aging, mechanical, appearance test, interior air quality, mechanical, climatic, corrosion, vibrations, E&E measurements...

These 2 laboratories specialized in destructive testing are accredited and able to test, analyze and validate a wide range of products according to specifications or standards required in all manufacturing industries (automotive, aeronautics, rail, marine, medical, etc.).

Our challenge and DNA:

Support manufacturers through all stages of product development and secure every step in the process.

What we do:

Test the durability of materials, parts and systems with a constant focus on quality and reactivity required by these industries.

Proven quality :

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OUR TESTING CAPACITIES AND SERVICES COVER THESE 4 PRODUCT FAMILIES:

Materials

Material performances

Aging behaviour

Interior emission characterization

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Trims and coatings

Perceived security

Securing parts durability

Resistance to general usage

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Mechanical Systems

Mechanical performance of subassemblies

Securing assembly of parts

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Electrical and Electronic Systems

Validation of operating modes

Environmental simulations

Resistance to aging

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QUALITY: Recognitions

SGS LABORATORIES OF CESTAS AND ÉTUPES ARE REGULARLY AUDITED AND VALIDATED

by main industrial OEMs to ensure that results meet the standards and methods required and designed by the manufacturers themselves (Renault-Nissan, PSA, VW, Toyota, Airbus, Dassault, …).

BOTH SITES ARE APPROVED FOR ALMOST ALL TESTS THEY PERFORM :

Climatic, corrosion, photo aging, pressure cycling, appearance testing, mechanical, vibration, etc.

These 2 laboratories are also recognized by stakeholders as active participants in the testing methods improvements.
 

QUALITY: accreditations

SGS LABORATORIES OF CESTAS AND ÉTUPES ARE ACCREDITED BY THE COFRAC

According to international standard ISO/CEI 17025 (ref. 1-6465 and 1-6468, sites and scopes available on www.cofrac.fr).
This recognition ensures the technical competence and reliability of the results provided by our laboratories, on the scope of accreditation considered.


THEREFORE THEY MEET REQUIREMENTS OF THE GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE QUALITY STANDARD,

which is IATF 16949:2016 (§7.1.5.3.2 External Laboratory). Thanks to the multilateral agreements to which Cofrac is a signatory, this accreditation is recognized in most countries in the world, by bodies such as DAKKS in Germany, ENAC in Spain, and UKAS in the UK.


CESTAS' LABORATORY IS ALSO NADCAP ACCREDITED

(non-metallic material testing program) for composite material characterization. This accreditation is recognized by major aerospace companies.

 

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Briefcase

Experience

+ 35 years of industry testing experience

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Team

+ 150 technicians and engineers in Cestas/Etupes

Testing

Equipments

10,000 m² laboratories

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