IMCI reaches certification milestone

CHICAGO/BRUSSELS – The International Marine Certification Institute recently certified its 10,000th product, according to a release from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which hailed IMCI for this “major milestone.”

Founded in 1996, IMCI currently represents 1,324 clients throughout 49 different countries around the world, making the institute the market leader in CE certification for the boating industry, NMMA said.

“IMCI is the leading notified body in the world for CE Certification of recreational boats, and issuing its 10,000th certificate in less than 10 years is a significant milestone-one that we are very proud of,” said Thomas J. Dammrich, chairman of the board of IMCI and president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. “It is a tribute to the partnership with marine industry associations around the world, the hard work of our highly qualified inspectors and staff and the leadership of the IMCI Board of Directors.”

The institute is headquartered in Belgium and is one of 26 Notified Bodies in the European Union for CE certification of boats, engines and marine components, according to the Recreational Craft Directive. IMCI has a Board of Directors made up of 26 persons from 15 countries. Actual assessments are conducted by 37 inspectors from 18 countries.

“IMCI is a non-for-profit company with a lean and effective administration that allows the institute to provide certification services for an excellent cost-benefit ratio,” said Ulrich Heinemann, IMCI managing director. “Our administration and direct communication process enables IMCI to work effectively and ensure the shortest processing times for your CE applications.”

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