With immediate effect, several hundred devices from Pepperl+Fuchs' Explosion Protection Division have been approved in accordance with China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and can therefore continue to be imported into China. Since October 1, 2020, CCC conformity is required for the export of a large part of explosion protection devices to China. If the CCC regulations are not observed, the imported goods are detained at the Chinese border or returned to the sender. NEPSI, as well as CNEx certificates, which were the national explosion protection certificates in China before the introduction of the CCC requirement for explosion protection products, are no longer sufficient.
As a reliable partner with worldwide approval competence, Pepperl+Fuchs, together with its Chinese partners, has been working early on and since the announcement of the new regulations to develop the prerequisites for timely processing of the certifications. As a result of this complex process, Pepperl+Fuchs' customers and partners can now continue to purchase products for explosion protection without restrictions in and for China. These include, for example, isolating barriers, fieldbus and remote I/O components, surge protection devices or terminal boxes, control stations, and distribution solutions.
With 6300 employees worldwide, Pepperl+Fuchs recorded sales of EUR 715 million in 2019. The group is one of the leading companies for industrial sensor technology and explosion protection. The headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, is the hub for the company's technical expertise, where engineers and specialists research and develop the latest technologies and products. Originally a small family business founded in 1945, Pepperl+Fuchs is now represented on all continents by more than 40 subsidiaries. Our global presence gives us the best of both worlds: the highest technical standards plus efficient, cost-effective production facilities. Pepperl+Fuchs has developed into a partner for worldwide users of automation technology and offers the most comprehensive portfolio of tried-and-tested components for the demands of manufacturing automation and process automation.