On March 9, 2011, the European Regulation on Construction Products (EU) 305/2011 was published, establishing the harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC.
This European Regulation entered into force on July 1, 2014 and requires the CE marking to be issued to products used in the construction of buildings, including self-supporting installations used in rack storage systems. This required compliance with the EN 1090 standard “Execution of steel and aluminum structures” in its parts 1 and 2.
Noega Systems has a production management and control system that has been certified by the prestigious certification entity LRQA Inspection Iberia, S.A., accredited as a notified body (NoBo) for the issuance of said certificates, with the number 0094/CPR/MAD /20140046ENG from June 3, 2014.
As is known, the regulatory provisions of the European Union are mandatory in all member states.
After the ratification of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, both Great Britain and Northern Ireland ceased to be Member States of the European Union and became third states on January 31, 2020.
This means, in relation to the CE marking of Construction Products, regulated by Regulation 305/2011 indicated, that it is no longer valid in Great Britain and Ireland. Due to this, the United Kingdom, and under the application of the same technical standards EN 1090 parts 1 and 2 mentioned, approves two regulations, 2019 No. 45 “The Construction Products (Amendment, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019” and 2020 No. 1359 “The Construction Products (Amendment, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020”.
These regulations regulate the requirements to be met by construction products for their placement on the British market, now under the new UKCA brand that came into force on January 1, 2021.
The UKCA mark (United Kingdom Assessed Conformity, for its acronym in English) is the new mark applicable to products marketed in the United Kingdom that will be required for marketing in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). This mark applies to the vast majority of products that previously required CE marking. Among these products are construction products and by extension clad-rack storage systems.
A transition period is set in which the CE mark will continue to be recognized in the United Kingdom until December 31, 2022, provided that the regulations of the United Kingdom and the EU remain aligned, this means that the validity of the CE marks is maintained. construction products with CE marking.
On January 1, 2023, the CE marking will no longer be valid and only construction products will be accepted in Great Britain under the new UKCA. The following diagram summarizes the process:
Lastly, it should be noted that the said UKCA mark will not be recognized in the European Union market since the products that, according to the legislation, are required to have the CE marking, will continue to require said marking to be marketed in the EU.
Noega Systems, within the scope of its presence at European level, has wanted to anticipate the dates of requirement of the UKCA marking and has adapted its management system to comply with both the CE marking and the UKCA of its products.
Last July, the LRQA certifying entity submitted the Noega Systems Management System to an extensive audit to verify compliance with the requirements of the British legislative framework in relation to the CE marking. As a result of said audit, the entity has issued certificate number 0038/CPR/MAD/004, which you see below:
This certificate empowers Noega Systems to supply storage facilities to the United Kingdom under the new applicable UKCA brand.
Noega Systems, with this new achievement, demonstrates that it is always at the forefront of market demands, in strict compliance with customer requirements and current regulations.