Certified, accredited and renowned for reliable results
18 independent bodies have confirmed that IMA Dresden is working according to national and international norms and standards, and meets the strict stipulations and criteria.
The quality management system is certified according to DIN EN 9100, while the environmental management system is certified according to ISO 14001. With a clutch of accreditations, IMA Dresden has proven its competence, independence and performance and is an internationally recognised testing, calibration, monitoring and certification body. All of the laboratories involved are accredited by DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Flexible accreditation allows us to modify and further develop or rework our testing procedures. IMA Dresden has been recognised by DAkkS as an accredited Type A inspection body for the inspection and certification of pipes and pipework systems for water and gas supplies and wastewater disposal as well as construction products, product groups and construction components, in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020, and as a certification body in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065.
The quality management system is certified according to DIN EN 9100, while the environmental management system is certified according to ISO 14001.
Accreditation of testing laboratories
All of the testing laboratories are accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Flexible accreditation allows us to test materials and components according to different standards, as well as developing new testing procedures.
Accreditation of the calibration laboratory
IMA Dresden’s calibration laboratory is accredited for the calibration of force and length on uniaxial materials testing machines in accordance with DIN EN/IEC 17025 and can thus perform DAkkS-compliant calibrations.
Recognition of testing laboratory
The IMA Dresden testing laboratories have been approved for mechanical and analytical tests by the DNV GL (certificate no. AOSS0000DGD).
Decision rule for conformity statements
Special accreditations for the aviation industry
NADCAP materials testing accreditation
The business areas of “Material testing of metallic materials” and “Material testing of non-metallic materials” at IMA Dresden are accredited by NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program).
IMA Dresden is a recognised supplier and test service provider for the aeronautical manufacturing and aviation supply industries and is an approved supplier for Airbus, Rolls-Royce Deutschland, Rolls-Royce UK, Premium Aerotec, Lufthansa Technik, Diehl, EMBRAER Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S. A. and others.
Special accreditations for medical products
Our medical laboratory is accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.
In addition, the Central Authority of the German Länder for Health Protection regarding Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (ZLG) has recognised IMA Dresden’s competence in the area of physical and comparative testing of surgical implants, in accordance with Guidelines 93/42/EWG and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Registration number ZLG-AP-235.10.68
Special accreditations for construction products
DAkkS-accredited inspection body
For many years, IMA Dresden has been recognised by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as an accredited Type A inspection body in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020. This covers the inspection of pipes and pipework systems for water and gas supplies and wastewater disposal as well as plastic components and composite plastic parts in building construction and civil engineering.
DAkkS-accredited certification body
For many years, IMA Dresden has been recognised by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as an accredited certification body in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065. This applies to the certification of pipes and pipework systems for water and gas supply and wastewater disposal, as well as sandwich elements and glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GRP) construction profiles.
Monitoring and certification body in accordance with the German state building regulations
IMA Dresden is accredted by the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) as a monitoring and certification body in accordance with the state building regulations for the construction products listed in the notice in the regulated and non-regulated spheres (SAC 08).
Federal Railway Authority testing, monitoring and certification body
The German Railway Authority (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt, EBA) has confirmed the DIBt’s approval of IMA Dresden as a monitoring and certification body for railway-specific construction products, construction types, components and construction methods.
PPA-Europe testing and monitoring body
IMA Dresden is recognised by Panels and Profiles Europe (PPA Europe) as a testing and monitoring (“third-party”) body for sandwich elements and sheet metal profiles.
DVGW testing laboratory
DVGW CERT GmbH recognises IMA Dresden as a DVGW testing laboratory for water (LW-BU0023).
DIN CERTCO testing laboratory
IMA Dresden is recognised by DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft für Konformitätsbewertung mbH as a DIN CERTCO testing laboratory for plastic piping (PL 121).
AGFW testing body
The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fernwärme (AGFW)in Frankfurt am Main recognises IMA Dresden as a testing body for plastic sheath piping.
EHP testing body
IMA Dresden is recognised by Euroheat & Power (EHP) as an Accredited Testing and Certification Body for Plastic Piping and Fittings.