Northwest manufacturer launches UKCA marking eight months ahead of deadline
A Northwest manufacturer which specialises in security devices for the domestic, residential and commercial property markets has launched its UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark for its cable products eight months ahead of the mandatory January 2022 deadline.
CQR Security Limited brings the range of products in line with the government’s Brexit regulatory requirements – including those which stipulate that the new UK product marking will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).
In line with regulations outside of the UK, the manufacturer will be maintaining CE marking as required to demonstrate their products’ compliance with EU legislation.
While the UKCA marking was introduced on 1 January 2021, it will not be compulsory until 1 January 2022 to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements.
However, Stuart Adams, Managing Director at CQR Security Limited, said the business had ‘expedited its launch process’ in order to ensure there was no possibility of delays in delivering on orders for clients.
He said: “Despite all of the difficulties and challenges that we have faced over the past year CQR has continued to trade well both here in the UK, and abroad, and we wanted to ensure that we were able to continue to offer that same quality of service to our customers moving forward.
“In complying with the UKCA mark well ahead of the official deadline we are able to provide some much-needed reassurance to our clients that their orders will not be detrimentally affected by any of the new legislation or regulation introduced as a result of Brexit.
“Equally, keeping our manufacturing local means that we can offer that reassurance as we are in a position to build and store stock right here in the UK and can meet increased demand for our cable without having to incur additional costs for express international shipping, or any risk of delays.”
Established in 1978, CQR also received the Made in Britain accreditation in October 2020 for the products that it manufactures including its cable solutions.
A subsidiary of the OSL Group of companies – a manufacturing group with locations across the country – CQR remains on a positive trajectory of growth.
Stuart added: “We are confident that our approach and our commitment to producing and supplying high quality products – as recognised by the Made in Britain accreditation - will further fuel our growth potential in the months ahead.”
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