CE Mark to Change to UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment)
What is the CE Mark?
The CE mark is an assurance that the item that you have purchased meets the agreed standards - in short, the product satisfies the legislative requirements for both sale and use. It stands for Conformité européenne, literally European Conformity. It's important to check that whatever product you are buying is CE certified. You can be certain that all ParkerBrand products certainly are and you'll see they carry it!
But, Brexit? Does the CE mark still mean anything?
Yes! British businesses are still using the CE mark for their products that are either made here or elsewhere. It's significance has not changed. However, from 1st January 2022 the United Kingdom is changing its quality guarantee policy. This is in line with the change of legislation now that the UK has formally left the European Union.
What will replace the CE mark?
The CE mark will be replaced by the UK Conformity Assessment or better known simply as the UKCA Mark.
During 2021, the CE marking will be accepted in the UK as demonstrating compliance. This is referred to as the ‘standstill period’. Certainly manufacturers are encouraged to be ready to use the UKCA mark.
So, big changes are afoot?
Not at first. Initially, the regulations are expected to remain similar but will change over time, beyond 2021, as the UK implements changes not adopted by the EU, or the EU makes changes not adopted by the UK. Time will tell how the UK decides to develop the policy and product requirements.
What about all the machines ParkerBrand still have in stock?
No panic - as ever we are fully informed and ready for change. Government guidance states that existing stock, i.e. products already fully manufactured, can be made available on the British market with no changes after 1st January 2021. So, therefore, the supply of our machines, tools and equipment will be uninterrupted and you can rely upon swift delivery as you would expect from ParkerBrand with no change to their certification - they are as safe as ever!
So, I don't need to worry about much?
You don't need to worry about anything at all! As ever Parkerbrand have it all in hand. We have a dedicated team in Louth Lincolnshire whose job it is to make sure that you don't have to worry about anything other than which ParkerBrand machine you need to add to your shed, garage or workshop!
Consistent Quality - In Every Respect
We have an established reputation that is well supported by reviews from customers as well as feedback that we have from all teh big sales platforms as well as our site where most sales take place. We maintain the quality of what we produce and this is, of course, a fundamental that will never change. You can expect quality descriptions and images on our website, you can expect the same high degree of dedication to Customer care, both before and after sales. That's why we have a phone number so that you can speak to a member of the team personally here in Louth, Lincolnshire. You expect a quality courier with a proven reputation to delivery your order in excellent time. Most importantly of all, you'll get a great quality result from your ParkerBrand machine or equipment. Amidst a great deal of change in some many aspects of life you can rely on consistency from ParkerBrand.