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Safety is the Top Priority for PWA / Bernardo Machinery Wholesalers

  •   04/22/2016
  •   Marketing Industry & Energy
  •   Created by TÜV AUSTRIA Marketing

"Machines must be placed on the market as technically safe products, also to legally safeguard the distributor," says CE representative Mario Holzweber, bringing the ultimate objective of the Linz trading company for metalworking and woodworking machinery to the point. Although products of "typical Far East quality" initially arrived in the 7200 m² central warehouse in Engerwitzdorf, today the deliveries fulfill all applicable procurement requirements and standards, Holzweber explains.

The firm PWA, along with its brand BERNARDO, is receiving assistance from TÜV AUSTRIA. Together with Andreas Oberweger, a  machine safety expert from the leading testing service, Holzweber completed an impressive stint in the service of the distributing company: Not only has he performed legally-binding EC type testing, but now also well over 150 voluntary CE conformity checks upon BERNARDO metal and sheet metal working machines have been completed.

"The tests performed by us reduce the efforts involved in reworking the equipment before delivery to the customer," said TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Oberweger. "Vulnerabilities are systematically checked and analyzed, and the quality management is expanded, particularly during procurement."

Safety Ensures Market Growth

For the BERNARDO brand this ultimate goal was worthwhile: taking the leading role in Central Europe in terms of safe and high quality equipment has led to significant increases in market share. "This commitment also leads to increased efforts of your competitors and the market surveillance authority," Mario Holzweber observed of the business area. This advantage by the Linz company is ensured by ongoing support and evaluations of new products by TÜV AUSTRIA.

PWA relies on the Austrian testing and certification company in the fields of EC type testing, CE conformity examination, evaluation of safety concepts, standards updates, and for the development of an adequate quality management system.

Added Value for the Industry through Ongoing Inspection

"Our testing activities are accompanied by a detailed, comprehensive report," says Oberweger, which, in conjunction with the TÜV AUSTRIA certification mark, will bring real added value to the image. Holzweber looks proudly to the BERNARDO machines, upon which the red-white-red TÜV AUSTRIA logo confirms faultless quality: "Independent review influences the decision to purchase, but far more important is the dissemination of safety principles throughout the industry. Safety should not be merely a buzzword, but everyday practice."

TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Andreas Oberweger in the PWA / Bernardo central warehouse, Engerwitzdorf, (C) Bernardo

TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Andreas Oberweger in the PWA / Bernardo central warehouse, Engerwitzdorf, (C) Bernardo

TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Andreas Oberweger: "The tests performed by us reduce the efforts involved in reworking the equipment before delivery to the customer," (C) Bernardo

TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Andreas Oberweger: "The tests performed by us reduce the efforts involved in reworking the equipment before delivery to the customer," (C) Bernardo

Ing. Oberweger, TÜV AUSTRIA, in the PWA / Bernardo central warehouse, Engerwitzdorf, (C) Bernardo

Ing. Oberweger, TÜV AUSTRIA, in the PWA / Bernardo central warehouse, Engerwitzdorf, (C) Bernardo

Mario Holzweber (l), Bernardo, and TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Andreas Oberweger: "Safety should not be merely a buzzword, but everyday practice." (C) Bernardo

Mario Holzweber (l), Bernardo, and TÜV AUSTRIA inspection engineer Andreas Oberweger: "Safety should not be merely a buzzword, but everyday practice." (C) Bernardo

PWA relies on TÜV Austria in the fields of EC type testing, CE conformity examination, evaluation of safety concepts, standards updates, and for the development of an adequate quality management system.

PWA relies on TÜV Austria in the fields of EC type testing, CE conformity examination, evaluation of safety concepts, standards updates, and for the development of an adequate quality management system.

"Our testing activities are accompanied by a detailed, comprehensive report," says Oberweger, which, in conjunction with TÜV AUSTRIA certification mark, will bring real added value to the image, (C) Bernardo.

"Our testing activities are accompanied by a detailed, comprehensive report," says Oberweger, which, in conjunction with TÜV AUSTRIA certification mark, will bring real added value to the image, (C) Bernardo.

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