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velobiz.de, 2015/03/17

Disproportionate growth in testing

Zedler institute closes 2014 with record turnover

With regard to the past year 2014 the Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und –Sicherheit speaks of a "record-breaking development". Although the turnovers had constantly experienced a double-digit increase in the past years, a new high was achieved with a plus of 27 percent. In particular the testing department had reportedly developed disproportionately, whereas the turnovers in the two other business activities loss assessment and user manuals had experienced a linear increase.

Dirk Zedler is happy that he can now reap the fruit of his consistent work in the testing department: "Our test laboratory is meanwhile equipped with 37 partly highly complex static and dynamic testing systems. We are consistently able to conduct tests at short-term for our customers. Typically, it takes no longer than 48 hours until the respective test units are mounted on the testing systems; the results are available to the customer after one week at the latest," states Zedler. A few months ago, the Zedler institute has additionally started to test in accordance with the new DIN EN ISO 4210 standard which includes some new requirements on 200 pages. Apart from the tests in accordance with the standard, further tests were developed and validated. These are designed for bicycles and components facing demands going beyond the minimum requirements. With the so-called Multiload tests they were in a position to perform test cycles that vary or mix up load types as well as forces.

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