JORDAHL is celebrating the acquisition of the new CABR certificate
On July 6, 2016, JORDAHL GmbH was awarded the “CABR” certificate
for JORDAHL® anchor channels JTA in the
framework of a press conference held by the Chinese approval
authority China Academy of Building Research Certification Center
(CABR). Founded in 1953, CABR is the largest and most comprehensive
research institution for the construction sector in China. It also
allocates permits and quality certificates.
The newly awarded CABR certificate for the JORDAHL®
anchor channels is not only comprised of the product specification
for channels, but also allows for the ongoing remote monitoring of
the product quality. Geometric dimensions, material stabilities and
guaranteed minimum load-bearing capabilities are subject to an
initial inspection as well as the ongoing external monitoring by
independent and CABR-accredited testing institutes. This system
guarantees reliable and federally audited product information which
guarantees the highest level of quality and reliability to the
planners and builders.
JORDAHL considers the press conference a great success. The Berlin
company was able to present itself as a strong company to an
audience of more than 120 guests. Prof. Wang Jun, President of the
Chinese approval authority CABR, presented the certificate to
JORDAHL. In addition to the managing director of JORDAHL China,
Götz Parnitzke, the lead engineer in China, Michelle Mi, and a
senior application consultant from JORDAHL, Elisabeth Smith, also
Gerhard Breitschaft, President of the Deutsche Institut für
Bautechnik (German Institute for Building Technology), the German
approval authority for unregulated building products, and
high-ranking representatives from the building authorities from
both countries were in attendance.
Prof. Wang Qingqin and Götz Parnitzke (f.l.t.r.)
The mood was very positive, official and celebratory, according to
Elisabeth Smith, who was highly praised for her dedication and
participation in the project. Above all “the perfect preparation of
the event by the Chinese colleagues” and the support during the
event were the reason for the success of the conference.
Elisabeth Smith explains: “The certificate serves as proof that the
high quality and reliability of the JORDAHL® channels
can also withstand the requirements of the Chinese authorities”. A
significant increase in the market awareness in China with respect
to JORDAHL is expected from the conference. In future, planning
reliability can be assured for the engineers, builders and
construction companies and compliance with the high quality
standards can be guaranteed by continuously monitoring building
In addition, the newly obtained certificate constitutes a clear
competitive edge for JORDAHL in China, since local competitors do
not yet possess this certificate and, by creating the technical
specification, there are now testing guidelines applicable for all
manufacturers of anchor channels in China.
All in all, the acquisition of the new CABR certificate constitutes
an important success which will have a significant effect in
shaping the future of JORDAHL as a company and, in particular, on
the cooperation with our colleagues in China.
Watch the presentation by Götz Parnitzke and Elisabeth Smith at the
press conference of the awarded CABR certificate.
Götz Parnitzke talks about JORDAHL China and the acquisition of the
certificate. Elisabeth Smith talks about the software calculations
and the quality control regarding the CABR certificate.
Press Conference - CABR Certificate - Company Presentation (English, Chinese)
Presentation by Götz Parnitzke about JORDAHL China and the CABR certificate.