Established in 1848, our laboratory facilities in Taunusstein, Germany have a long and successful history of consumer goods testing.


“Our lab in Taunusstein has an extensive history,” said Martin Rudzki, EE Customer Service Manager. “We have been testing products for over 171 years. Working with our laboratory experts in our chemistry and safety labs, testing batteries and electronics, is rewarding and challenging.

Established: 1848
Number of employees: 230
Number of laboratories: 8 (two specializing in Electrical & Electronic (EE) products – one chemical multilab, one safety lab)
Size of testing facilities: 2,500 m²

Key services

For the EE sector, we focus on:

  • Chemical testing to EU regulations, RoHS & REACH, testing to US California Prop 65, and battery testing
  • Food contact material (FCM) testing, to national and international requirements including LFGB and 10/2011
  • Material composition testing
  • Material identification

For the wider consumer goods industry, we also offer:

  • Microbiological testing
  • Sensorial testing
  • Safety – fitness for use (FFU)
  • Skin and hair application
  • Cleaning performance Products covered

With two laboratories serving EE and battery products on site, we offer testing for the widest range of goods, including:

  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Lamps and luminaires
  • Batteries

And looking beyond EE and batteries, our laboratories can also test:

  • Textiles, garments and footwear
  • Toys and children’s products
  • Housewares and consumer goods
  • Furniture
  • Sport and leisure equipment
  • Cosmetics, personal care and household


ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, our Taunusstein facility is an EU Notified Body (NB) for toys, and a Competence Center for Chemical Testing (restricted substances). In addition, we also employ a wide range of experts, customer service staff, sales and key account managers.

Why choose SGS laboratories?

In a competitive market, you can benefit from our:

  • Worldwide network of laboratories and experts
  • Excellent reputation and expertise in the field of chemical analyses
  • Tailor-made services
  • Flexibility
  • Key account management

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For further information, contact:

Martin Rudzki
EE Customer Service Manager