Independent manufacturing laboratory
The Schüco Technology Center is one of the world's leading test centres for the building envelope. When beginning to develop products, this allows Schüco to fabricate, test and continually improve new systems, individual components or special solutions, and validate the results.
The Technology Center is accredited as an independent manufacturing laboratory by the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany (DAkkS). All tests are carried out with the required neutrality. Following the extensive new construction and conversion work, more than double the usable space is now available with approximately 7800 m2. Over 40 employees carry out several hundred tests per year, starting with small components through to complete façade units.
Component and material tests, as well as a wide variety of environmental simulations, are key to being able to reliably deal with conditions in the different climate zones around the world.
The electromagnetic compatibility of various components is tested, and the bullet resistance of highly secure components is also calculated. The quality of Schüco products in line with standards is improved with the help of a wide variety of tests for acoustics, weathertightness, security and durability. All test specimens are created in the company's own samples workshop. The Technology Center also serves as a state-of-the-art training facility for the company's trainees and placement students.
The DAKkS GmbH (German Accreditation Body) attests that the Technolgiezentrum der Schüco International KG is competent under the terms of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to carry out tests in the following fields.