The prestigious notified body TÜV Rheinland Products Safety GmbH has awarded Francom S.p.A. GS certification.
“GS” stands for “Geprüfte Sichereit” or “Proven Safety”. The GS mark is a voluntary quality mark and shows that a product has been tested by an independent certifying body and found to be safe for use. Factories also must be inspected on an annual basis.
The reference standard for GS testing is the latest edition of ECE R17, which involves a 20 km/h crash test into a non-deformable barrier. The resulting impact causes a deceleration force of around 20 G.
The TÜV Rheinland Group is one of the leading international providers of testing and certification services, with a turnover in excess of 900 million euros. It is one of the few organisations the German government has authorised to issue GS certification.
The GS quality mark proves that, in addition to satisfying the necessary requirements for functionality and weight, etc., Syncro System van racking is also exceptionally safe in use. In the unfortunate event of an accident, even of a serious nature, its extremely robust design prevents parts becoming loose and dangerous and retains cargo safely in place.