-International recognition as a technically competent testing laboratory-
- The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) became the first institution in the country with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation, an international standard required for testing laboratories to provide a static strength test of safety cabs/frames for riding type tractors.
- NARO's ability to practice accurate testing is officially confirmed, with a recognition as a reliable testing laboratory.
NARO became the first institution in the country with the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of testing agricultural machineries.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the main international standard of general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories in certain fields. NARO applied for the accreditation as a testing laboratory of the static strength test of safety cabs/frames for agricultural tractors (riding type), which was assessed and accredited by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA). Safety cabs/frames are the protective structure of riding type tractors to assure the driver's safety in case of overturning: "Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS)".
NARO continues to perform testing with high accuracy and to fulfil its social responsibility as an accredited third-party certification body of the international standard for the agricultural machineries.
|Recognized international standard||ISO/IEC 17025:2017|
|Accreditation body||Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)|
|Field of test||Mechanical|
|Items, materials or products tested||Safety cabs/ frames for agricultural tractors (riding type)|
|Specific tests or properties measured||Static strength test|
|Accreditation date||July 14, 2020|
1. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate (English version)
2. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate (Japanese version)