TÜV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, one of the leaders in testing, training, inspection, consulting & certification, recently signed an MoU with Export Promotion Council for handicrafts (epch) to work together in building capacity and capability in the indian Handicraft sector. The MoU was signed by Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH and Charan Singh, Regional Director, TÜV Rheinland India.

“EPCH is an apex organisation engaged in promotion of exports of handicrafts from the country and project india’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality of handicrafts goods and services,” said Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH. “We are extremely pleased to join hands with TÜV Rheinland India, a leading product certification and testing company of international repute, which will further give a boost to our critical objective of ensuring various measures towards compliance of international standards and specifications.”

“As per the terms of the partnership, TÜV Rheinland India and EPCH will create awareness and disseminate knowledge to handicrafts exporters on issues relating to supply chain standardisation, processing, and product certification and testing,” said Charan Singh, Regional Director, TÜV Rheinland India.” This would be done through multiple industry connect interventions like workshops, seminars and awareness programmes to enable the Indian handicrafts sector to meet international benchmarks.”

“Both the organisations will also work cohesively to set up testing laboratories for the handicrafts sector and provide product-testing services to the handicrafts exporters at standardised rates,” added Charan Singh.

“TÜV Rheinland is a synonym for quality and safety and with this collaboration we can definitely help EPCH in projecting India’s image as a reliable supplier of high quality handicraft goods in the world market,” said Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland India.