Union européenne, marquage CE et mappemonde

CE Marking

Sopemea's testing laboratories provide information on the regulations in force in your market, the standards to be met and the tests to be carried out to certify the conformity of your product before it is placed on the French, European and international markets.


CE marking?

Marquage CE
Marquage CE

In order to allow the free movement of products in Europe and to guarantee the safety of persons, domestic animals or goods, the CE marking of a product attests, under the responsibility of its manufacturer, that the essential requirements of all European directives and/or regulations applicable to the product are met. In order to affix the CE marking which is compulsory on a covered product, the manufacturer must assess its conformity before placing it on the European market.

Your obligation

as a manufacturer

Cage CEM par Romain DELUBAC
Cage CEM par Romain DELUBAC

So, as a manufacturer, your obligations are the same whether you are based inside or outside the EU. You must know the rules and standards applicable to your product from the design stage. You must :

  • Identify the applicable requirements; applicable directive(s) and harmonised standard(s)


  • Check the specific requirements of the product


  • Determine whether an independent conformity assessment (by a notified body) is necessary (e.g. PPE with APAVE)


  • Test the product and verify its conformity. Write and keep available the required technical documentation


  • Affix the CE marking and draw up the EU declaration of conformity


  • If your product is mass-produced, ensure that each stage of production guarantees its compliance with the applicable legislation

The main directive applicable to

electrical and electronic equipment

electrical test
electrical test

(Low Voltage Directive)

Radio equipment
 EMC testing
(Electromagnetic Compatibility)


Other directives or regulations may also apply, such as directives 2006/42/EC on machinery, EU regulation 2017/745 (replacing directive 93/42/EEC amended by directive 2007/47/EC) on medical devices,


SOPEMEA provides you with the expertise of COFRAC and IECEE* accredited laboratories to carry out the assessments and tests necessary to establish your CE marking.

Where to carry out your

CE marking?

cage CEM
cage CEM

Our laboratories are able to offer COFRAC, UKAS and IECEE accredited testing in EMC, RED (Radio) and electrical safety (DBT), measurements for the USA, Canada (FCC and ISDE) and Korea (KC Recognition):






*IECEE accreditation "CB scheme" is an international system of mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates for the conformity of your products internationally.

The advantages of

the Sopemea cluster

Cage Gerac
Cage Gerac
  • Our laboratories can test your products according to the identified standards
  • We support you in the various stages of marketing in Europe or in other regions of the world with the help of APAVE certification
  • Our commercial services with the support of our experts help you to identify the applicable directive(s) and the relevant harmonised standards
  • Competent teams
  • High-performance, relevant and sometimes unique testing facilities
  • Multiple services in EMCLVD, RED (radio equipment), climaticmechanichydraulic and electrical safety
  • Regional offices


International standards

Marquage UKCA
Marquage UKCA
If you are planning to market your products outside of Europe, such as the USA, Canada, Japan, UK or other countries, SOPEMEA can assist you via its IECEE accreditations for the international market, its FCC (US) and KC (Korea) tests, and its partnership with APAVE CERTIFICATION, or PARC for UKCA marking.

Examples of tests

  • Safety tests: Protection against electric shock - Dielectric strength - Temperature rise - Leakage currents - Insulation resistance - Creepage distances and distances in air - Tracking currents - Moisture resistance - Glow wire - Fire resistance - Fault condition analysis

  • Environmental testing: Protection against liquid ingress (IPX1 to X8) - Protection against solid ingress (IP1X to 6X) - Protection against external mechanical impact (IK01 to IK10)

  • Electromagnetic compatibility tests: Emission tests - Immunity tests, EMF measurements with regard to the protection of persons.

  • Radio" tests

Our areas of


  • Household and similar equipment

  • Information Technology and Audio Video

  • Electrical equipment for medical use
  • Measurement, regulation and control equipment

  • Power supply systems for electric vehicles

  • Electrical equipment for machines

We can also evaluate electricalEMC and radio safety for sectors not subject to CE marking, such as

  • Safety

  • Space

  • Civil or military aeronautics

  • Automotive
  • Defence

  • Energy

  • Marine





Ongoing multidisciplinary R&D expertise. The possibility of carrying out your test campaigns and responding to your problems of numerical simulations and expert measurements.


Technical competence and regulatory knowledge of each of our clients' sectors of activity. COFRAC accreditation for our laboratories in France, UKAS in the UK.


A wide range of test facilities and calculation centres to advise you from the early stages of your project to the completion of your tests.

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