Today API can provide you with:
HOKLAS endorsed furniture lab testing based on the EN 581 parts 1, 2 and 3 standards. Click here to access to our HOKLAS registration. HKIAS endorsed for third-party inspection based on in-house procedures. Click here to access to our HKIAS registration.
Although more and more furniture is built of metals, plastic or resins; living products such as wood and cane require special expertise to evaluate product quality. Our inspectors are trained by experienced products specialists to evaluate quality based on specific guidelines. A technical team is also in charge of discussing issues when they arise and spreading the knowledge regarding non conformities detection.
API is a member of the Bureau National du Bois et de l’Ameublement (BNBA) the French standardization committee for furniture.
This standardization body cooperates with national, European and global normalization entities to develop and integrate new standards in the sector. For more information please contact the Centre Technique du Bois et de l’Ameublement (CTBA website).
API can also advise your company regarding the latest regulatory developments.
Thanks to its strong expertise in furniture quality control and its team of technical auditors, API can provide your company with an assessment of your supplier’s capacities. By evaluating a supplier’s internal quality control capabilities, its overall raw materials traceability or its production equipment, it is possible to pre-select reliable sources with which to to build a good supplier relationship for the long term.
API has also developed a series of audit grids and has provided support for leading brands in their evaluation of their suppliers in China and Vietnam.