24 Feb 2012

Dear Member,

Sub : Empanelment of TUV SUD South Asia Pvt. Ltd and SGS India Pvt Ltd, as CLE’s official agencies for providing REACH related services to Members

Members are kindly aware that M/s TUV SUD South Asia was engaged as the official agency of CLE for providing REACH services to the members for a period of one year from Dec. 23, 2011. It was agreed that M/s TUV Sud will be testing all the 53 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) for REACH testing.

Subsequently, the SVHCs to be tested were increased from 53 to 73. In this connection, M/s SGS India Pvt Ltd offered a special rate of Rs.20,000+ tax /- plus SVHC lite screening test for CLE members. As already an MOU was signed with M/s TUV Sud, M/s TUV Sud has also agreed to lower their fee to Rs.20,000 + tax same as that of M/s SGS.

As both M/s SGS India Pvt Ltd and M/s TUV Sud South Asia is offering the same rate, it has been decided to engage both M/s SGS India Pvt Ltd and M/s TUV Sud South Asia as CLE’s Official agencies for providing REACH testing and other related advisory services to members.
The MOU is effective from February 24, 2012 with the following activities covered in the MOU.

Provide REACH testing services at a special discounted rate of Rs.20,000/- + tax per sample for testing all the 73 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to CLE members.
Conduct awareness programmes at major leather centres.
Provide regular updates/write-ups in soft copy to CLE for circulating to all members of CLE.
Prepare an updated booklet on REACH and send a softcopy to CLE, which would be printed and circulated by CLE to all its members at its own cost.

The Contact details are given below :

Mr Ranjit Sasi
General Manager-Sales and Strategy Hardlines and MHS Division
TUV SUD South Asia
A-151, 2nd C Main, Peenya Industrial Estate, II Stage
Bangalore – 560 058, India
Tel (Board) : +91 80 3928 9855 / 3928 9797
Fax: +91 80 3928 9820
Mobile : +91 88613 02273

Mr Venkatesh
Consumer Testing Services
Business Development Manager
Footwear,Leather Goods, PPE
SGS India Private Limited
1/509A, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Thoraipakkam,
Chennai – 600 096 – India.
Direct line Phone: +91 44 66693060
Mobile: +91 90030 80029
Fax: +91 44 2496 3075 / 99

Members are requested to make use of this opportunity and use the services of TUV SUD South Asia Pvt. Ltd. and SGS India Private Limited for becoming REACH compliant.

However, it is to be noted that CLE Member companies are free to use the services of any agency of their choice for information, advisory & guidance services or for testing for REACH.

With regards

D.Saalai Maraan
Executive Director