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Bangladesh cables manufacturer gets highest US certification

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2018 (BSS) - A Bangladesh cable manufacturer has achieved the USA's highest standardization UL as well as German based VDE certifications that opens a new door for the country to export international standard sophisticated domestic cables and Appliance Wiring Materials (AWM).

"These certifications has created huge export opportunities for Bangladesh cables in the world market including USA and Europe for the first time," Director and CEO of RR-Imperial Electronics, that achieved the certifications, Mahbub Hossain Mirdah told journalists at a press conference at National Press Club here today.

He said the USA based UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has been certifying electric and electronics companies across the world for last 120 years while the German VDE certification certifies safety and quality of cables.

"It is not only gave us opportunity to export sophisticated domestic cables and AWM but also created a cost effective opportunities for the local electronic devices manufacturers to get international standard raw materials from the local market rather importing it by spending huge foreign exchanges," he added.

Mentioning that both UL and VDE are the two top standardized bodies that are being accepted in any market in the world, Mahbub said "We are the first ever any electronic product manufacturer of Bangladesh that achieved such kind of high standardization certificates and this will help Bangladesh cable products to make stronghold in the international markets."

Moreover, he expected that the achievement would be able to attract more foreign investment in Bangladesh as these international certifications ensure appliance of local backend supply chain.

UL representative Shilpa Ashwath Narayan gave a presentation on different features of UL certification process while RR-Imperial Directors ANM Manzoor Murshed, Satish Kumar Agarwal, Ahmed Ashfaqur Rahman, AM Ehsanul Bari, Satish Kumar Agarwal also present at the press conference.