Who we are
ECM has a twenty-year of experience in the certification of products, machinery and work equipment, positioning itself as a point of reference for international companies in the verification of compliance with the standards imposed by EU directives and major international standards.
Through its 4 operational divisions - pecertification, laboratory tests, inspection and training - ECM is able to offer a wide range of quality and safety services.
ECM – Ente Certificazione Macchine was founded in 1998 in Savignano sul Panaro (MO) Italy.
Subsequently, thanks to constant expansion, the company decided to move and build its headquarters in Castello di Serravalle – Valsamoggia (BO), where it currently resides.
Attention to the international context has led ECM to expand its presence globally, through the creation of a dense network of commercial partnerships in China, South Korea, Japan, India, Israel, the United States, and South America.
Over the years, ECM has expanded its areas of expertise by obtaining accreditation as a Notified Body for various European Product Directives, as an accredited body for the certification of Quality Management Systems according to the ISO 9001 standard and as an accredited Test Laboratory. ECM has also been appointed as NCB and CBTL, to operate within the international CB IECEE scheme.
In February 2017 ECM, formerly Notified Body for 6 European Product Directives, obtained accreditation from the Ministry of Health to issue the CE certification pursuant to the Medical Devices Directive 93/42 / EC. In addition, it is qualified as a body for the certification of Quality Management Systems in accordance with the ISO 13485 standard. In 2020, continuing to broaden its service portfolio, ECM gained accreditation for the RED Directive 2014/53/UE.
In just over two years, following a considerable increase in the activity of the Medical Devices Division, ECM decided to further expand its structure, through the construction of a new building, next to the current headquarters.
In the new headquarters of ECM for Medical Devices, inaugurated in July 2020, there is also an extension of the Testing Laboratory, with new advanced equipment and tools, including a last generation anechoic chamber already in operation.
For over twenty years, ECM’s mission has been to ensure that manufacturers place on the market products, machinery, and equipment that comply with the regulations, through an efficient range of testing and certification services.
Paying particular attention to changes in the market and regulatory environment, ECM promotes innovation and development, supporting companies that strive towards continuous improvement of performance of their processes, in terms of safety, quality, efficiency and sustainability.
The accreditation attributes, a high degree of reliability to the activities carried out by ECM in its role as Certification Body and Test Laboratory, in terms of quality and safety, to protect the market and consumers.
To find out the benefits of accreditation, visit the Accredia website here.
ECM’s vision is guided by the passion to make the world a safer place, where relationships of trust are developed between market players and where innovation and responsibility can thrive.
Our values are:
Competence and Professionalism
We develop multidisciplinary teams to ensure maximum performance for our customers, in order to encourage the constant improvement of our services and activities, with particular attention to the customer and market needs.
Ethics and Integrity
We carry out our activities according to the principles of ethics, transparency, integrity and impartiality, which are a guarantee of the reliability and competence of our work.
Innovation and Development
Through constant updating on new market trends, we promote services that support innovation and technological progress of the production system.
We operate according to shared ethical principles by encouraging, through our business, models of transparent and responsible behavior towards the market and civil society.
Personal and professional enhancement
We believe in collaborative relationships that generate mutual trust, supporting the growth and improvement of our staff and customers.