TÜV SÜD inaugurates EV battery testing centre in Thailand
TÜV SÜD Thailand, a leading certification, testing, auditing, inspection, and training company and the wholly-owned subsidiary of TÜV SÜD Group, Germany, inaugurated its Battery and Automotive Components Testing Centre in Chonburi, Thailand, on July 19.
The 3,000-square-metre facility, which is now operational, further adds to TÜV SÜD’s existing network of eight battery testing labs spread across North America, Germany and Asia.
The integrated facility at the Amata City Chonburi Industrial Estate provides easy access to TÜV SÜD’s global expertise and local know-how to address the quality and safety requirements, a prerequisite for faster adoption of e-Mobility. Equipped to handle battery performance & lifecycle and environmental & durability testing to a name a few, this is TÜV SÜD’s second location in Thailand, the first one being at Pathum Thani that has been catering to safety, quality, security and sustainability requirements of Thailand industries for more than 10 years.
To support customers along the entire value chain, TÜV SÜD is a one-stop service partner for all e-mobility needs—from production facility audits, functional safety assessments, high voltage system training and global market access to full vehicle and component testing, certification, and homologation.
“This testing centre is a project that plays an important role in supporting the development of the Thai electric vehicle industry ecosystem. It will also help push Thailand to be a production base for electric vehicles and important parts that aligns with the government’s promotion policy,” said Patcharada Nawakawongkarn, director of Regional Investment and Economic Center 4 (Chonburi), Thailand Board of Investment, during the inauguration.
On this occasion, an MoU was also signed between the Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) and TÜV SÜD to further strengthen the infrastructure and support Thailand’s automotive industry to comply with global standards such as R136 battery homologation testing. Under this MoU, TÜV SÜD will partner with TAI and cooperate with the lab at Sanam Chaiyakhet, Chachoengsao.
“Collaborating with TÜV SÜD will bring in the expertise and serve market requirements. Thailand Automotive Institute and TÜV SÜD will jointly drive the transition of Thailand’s automotive industry to modern or clean energy vehicles with sustainability as a goal,” said Pisit Rangsaritwutikul, president of Thailand Automotive Institute.