Certification International has opened a new subsidiary office in India. In May 2012 C I India Pvt Ltd (CIIPL) was incorporated to provide third party conformity assessment services in India and the Indian sub continent.
Within its domain of conformity assessment services, CIIPL plans to introduce third party inspection, including raw material and finished product inspection, initial production check, in-production check, random inspection and loading supervision, with the aim of helping retailers, trading partners, importers and manufacturers assess product quality and meet the regulatory requirements of their industry vertical.
The local management of CIIPL will be handled by two Executive Directors – Ranjan Sinharoy and Amod Khopkar. Ranjan has 16 years experience in management of CB operations and has been associated with Certification International since 2004 as Head of Certification of franchisee R S Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. He is also a Lead Auditor in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and SA 8000.
Amod comes from a corporate background and was previously responsible for the handling of Corporate Quality and ‘Strategy Management’ for a large Indian company. He also has experience in consultancy in the field of quality and environment management systems in large spectrum of industries, implementing business excellence model, Juran Quality Improvement Methodology and Six Sigma.
On the opening of the new office Ranjan explains: “CIIPL has its corporate office in Mumbai, which is the commercial capital of India, and we plan to have marketing offices in strategic locations across India and the other regions we would like to target. These strategic locations will help our long term growth plans. Our short term goals are to consolidate business from the franchisee, build a new team of auditors and promote specific certification, particularly ISO 22001, ISO 27001, ISO 5000, in target markets. As the company enters 2013, we expect good market potential for the business, due to rapid growth of industries.”