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A GE heritage business, Industrial Solutions delivers advanced products and services that safely, reliably and efficiently distribute, protect and control a facility’s electrical infrastructure. DEKRA works with Industrial Solutions, as well as GE’s Healthcare, Lighting and broader Energy Management divisions, to certify and test a wide range of components and systems, including the SEN Plus system, a modular low-voltage switchgear used worldwide. 14 GE and DEKRA collaborate to expand Panel Builder Network Certified products and solutions give confidence Industrial Solutions and DEKRA’s relationship began in the early ‘90s when GE was looking for an established, trusted laboratory to test prototypes of a new low-voltage system. The companies now work closely together to test SEN Plus, the flagship low-voltage system for GE’s Industrial Solutions business, as well as to audit and certify GE’s panel building partners. Building certainty and confidence in global markets Today, the basis of Industrial Solutions and DEKRA’s collaboration is type testing SEN Plus switchgear and motor control center solutions for industrial and high-end construction markets. Under these testing programs, which now include QuiXtra, worldwide GE sites are surveyed through an efficient and effective testing program covering compliance for both International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) markets as well as other key markets such as China. “SEN Plus is sold in global IEC markets either though GE’s own equipment plants or through licensed panel builder customers,” said Ab Hoedemans, panel building program leader- Europe, Middle East and Africa, GE’s Industrial Solutions business. “The testing procedures completed with DEKRA are important Ab Hoedemans, panel building program leader Europe, Middle East and Africa, GE’s Industrial Solutions business: “Certification by DEKRA assures sustainable product quality” to our worldwide success, providing access to more markets with the backing of a recognized third party.” DEKRA tests and certifies the SEN Plus system against various standards, including IEC 61439 for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. Industrial Solutions also commissions DEKRA to inspect and certify strategic panel builders in the


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