SuperTest, the testing and validation arm of Gold Coast-based SuperCool Group, has recently been accredited by the globally recognised testing body NATA. SuperTest is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 as a test laboratory for ISO 23953-2 refrigerated display cabinet testing.
ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard that specifies requirements for quality and competence in testing and calibration laboratories. The standard requires that labs prioritise excellent quality practices and have a strong quality management system to establish and maintain their competence. The result for customers is globally recognised data and assurance that the laboratory has maintained consistency in processes, procedures, and project management, along with strict record-keeping and traceability.
Business Manager Rene Le Miere says that it’s been a real journey to build the SuperTest business into a facility capable of delivering rigorous, detailed, scientifically sound testing and validation of equipment and vehicles.
“After much hard work by our team to build and calibrate a world-class testing centre, we’re proud to announce our NATA Accreditation. This demonstrates that the SuperTest testing facility meets or exceeds minimum standards in the production, delivery, management and operation of our conformity testing services,” explains Rene.
“Our official scope of accreditation is to perform testing in accordance with ISO 23953-2 for integrated refrigerator display cabinets, specifically to provide determination aligning to the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) 2020,” notes Rene.
“This standard specifies requirements for the construction, characteristics and performance of integral refrigerated display cabinets. Whilst our other bespoke tests are not specifically accredited, the fact that SuperTest has achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 gives weight to the overall legitimacy and professionalism of our facility – no matter what type of testing we carry out.”
SuperTest’s Head of Engineering, Amir Jahangiri, adds that whilst SuperTest has always taken a scientific approach, the accreditation provides an additional layer of assurance to customers thanks to global quality standards.
“This accreditation instils confidence in our customers by establishing a structured and dependable framework for the quality of our results when testing refrigerated display cabinets,” says Amir.
“It ensures traceability, comparability, and validity in every part of the process. SuperTest’s NATA accreditation also holds international recognition, underscoring our capability to execute specific technical and scientific activities.”
Rene Le Miere explains that this independent endorsement offers a host of advantages for customers.
“Enhanced efficiency and validity in our processes, precision in our measurements, technical proficiency, impartiality and quality – these elements are meaningful on their own, but they also give our customers additional peace of mind that their test results can be relied upon when making critical commercial decisions.”
This service joins SuperTest’s growing range of other testing services including thermal testing, energy efficiency testing, equipment performance tests and validation of prototypes.