By GRL Team on 2023. 07. 12

GRL enters into a strategic partnership with CVC to build a one-stop-shop experience for customers worldwide

The partnership allows GRL and CVC to extend their capabilities to provide a wide range of Testing Services, Test Automation Solutions, and Market Access Services in local and international markets.

Granite River Labs (GRL), a global leader in engineering services, test automation solutions for digital connectivity and charging technologies, and professional market access services, has announced a strategic partnership with CVC Testing Technology Co., Ltd. (CVC), a professional third-party quality technology service brand. The partnership expands the breadth of GRL and CVC’s individual capabilities to deliver comprehensive services that meet the growing demands of market access services in sectors, including consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and digital infrastructure. By leveraging the combined strengths of both companies, the partnership offers customers a convenient one-stop-shop experience, providing a wide range of offerings at key innovation hubs and end markets worldwide.

Expanding Market Access to China and the Rest of the World

The strategic partnership between GRL and CVC not only offers global market access but also places a specific emphasis on facilitating market access between China and the rest of the world. Leveraging CVC’s expertise and presence in China, customers now have easier access to the Chinese market, while customers in China can utilize GRL’s capabilities to enter markets across the globe. This strategic collaboration bridges the gap between China's thriving market and the international arena, enabling seamless trade and growth opportunities for customers in both regions.

Comprehensive Offering Portfolio from Testing to Market Access

The strategic partnership between GRL and CVC brings together their expertise to provide a comprehensive offering portfolio that covers testing, certification, and market access services. This one-stop-shop experience is designed to benefit customers across the entire technology industry value chain, from manufacturers to retailers. Services provided include:

  • High-speed digital interface and charging technology testing and certification, such as USB Power Delivery, HDMI®, Ethernet, PCIe®, USB-C®, ThunderboltTM, and Qi/Qi2.
  • Wireless technology testing and certification, such as Thread, Matter, and wireless Qi charging solutions.
  • Regulatory certification services such as CCC, and various other testing services e.g., safety testing, EMC testing, telecom, radio testing, cybersecurity, and energy efficiency, which are required to achieve Global Market Access.

Global Network Near Innovation Hubs and End Markets

By merging the global footprints of GRL and CVC, the partnership enables customers to conveniently access the comprehensive offering portfolio in strategic locations. Notably, the partnership strengthens market access to China, which is a prominent player in the global economy. Additionally, customers located in innovation hubs worldwide and key end markets such as the United States, European Union, India, the Middle East, and the ASEAN region can leverage this partnership to expand their reach and tap into new business opportunities. With the growing global focus on net-zero commitments, the demand for energy efficiency and sustainability has become imperative for product market entry worldwide. The partnership empowers customers in validating the energy efficiency and compliance of their products with various market requirements through the provision of certifications for different energy efficiency standards.

“By combining both parties’ competitive advantages, the partnership provides our customers a comprehensive offering portfolio with global reach,” said Lee Chen, CVC’s General Manager of International Business. “I am confident that through the strategic partnership with GRL, we can better serve our customers at accessible locations and a deeper understanding of their unique requirements.”

“Customers can enjoy the one-stop-shop experience from testing to entering global markets through the strategic partnership formed by GRL and CVC,” said Holger Kunz, GRL’s President Worldwide Services. “I look forward to working with CVC to support more customers with widened capacities and deepened expertise.”

About CVC

CVC, affiliated with China Electric Institute, offers third-party technology services including research, standardization, testing, certification, calibration, and quality improvement extension services. As IECEE NCB & CBTL as well as CCC certification body & designated lab, with 9 testing bases, 6 climate test stations, and a nationwide service network in China, CVC provides convenient localized services to clients. 


For more information, visit CVC International's official website

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Published by GRL Team July 12, 2023