Accreditations & Certificates

Instron® has pioneered many of the significant developments in the materials testing industry since being founded in 1946 by two research scientists. With investment in research and development, we have produced a number of materials testing innovations – from the first strain gauge load cell to all-electric dynamic systems to video extensometry. Our ambition to continually innovate and develop new products is driven by the engineering and technical expertise of our experienced employees – designing systems and accessories with our core philosophy of data integrity, safety and protection of investment in mind.

The Instron brand is widely recognized for producing some of the most accurate, responsive, and secure materials testing systems in the world. With seated members on international compliance boards and a global network of experienced and skilled service technicians, Instron backs each system with all the resources necessary to support it throughout its lifetime. For over 75 YEARS we have been proud to design some of the most advanced systems in the materials testing industry.

Instron Quality at the Core Continual Improvement Freedom From Defect Customer Satisfaction Reliability Safety Performance/Suitability

Instron®'s business is committed to customer satisfaction. Building long-term relationships with our customers, we focus our efforts on reliability, timeliness, performance, products free from defects, safety, and suitability for the intended end-use. 

Instron Quality Manual

This document constitutes the highest level of quality documentation measures in Instron.

Accreditations and Certificates

ISO 9001 Compliance Statement, Scope & Registration Details

Instron's quality systems, measurement standards and procedures meet or exceed the requirements of ISO9001. The registrars are:

Instron, Electromechanical & Industrial Products Group, Norwood, MA, USA:

SGS International Certification Services Inc. view certificate

Instron Quality Management System FAQs  

Instron - A division of ITW Ltd., United Kingdom:

SGS United Kingdom Ltd view certificate view certificate 

Instron GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany:

TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH view certificate 

Instron Singapore, a Division of ITW Pte Ltd., Japan, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan:

SGS International Certification Services Inc. view certificate  

ITW Test & measurement Italia S.r.l. Instron CEAST Division, Italy:

TUV Italia S.r.l. view certificate  

ITW India Private Limited*

*BISS (P) Ltd is now merged with ITW India Private Limited. Instron Bengaluru, India (Bangalore)

SGS International Certification Services Inc. view certificate 

ISO 14001 Compliance Statement, Scope & Registration Details

Instron's quality systems, measurement standards and procedures meet or exceed the requirements of ISO 14001. The registrars are:

DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

Instron GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany:
TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH view certificate

ISO 45001 Compliance Statement, Scope & Registration Details

Instron's quality systems, measurement standards and procedures meet or exceed the requirements of ISO 45001. The registrars are:

DIN ISO 45001:2018

Instron GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany:
TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH view certificate

Calibration Laboratory Management System Compliance

North America, Europe, Asia, Japan, and Australia

Instron's calibration laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) under Laboratory Code 200301-0. This accreditation also covers our worldwide field operations, excluding Brazil.

NVLAP Logo 

Download Instron's current scope of accreditation and certificate of accreditation below:

Note that Instron combined two separate NVLAP accreditations into one. Previously, our field and factory operations were covered by NVLAP lab codes of 200301-0 and 105023-0. All Instron calibration facilities are now covered under one certificate and designated as lab code 200301-0.

Our NVLAP accreditation also covers our CEAST product verifications, which had previously been accredited by A2LA. The Signatory List, identifying all individuals qualified by NVLAP to perform 17025 calibrations, is available upon request.

NIST maintains an on-line register of certificates at: http://ts.nist.gov/

Bengaluru, India (Bangalore)

Instron’s Bengaluru, India (Bangalore) site facility ITW India Private Limited* is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of calibration and testing and accredited to Nadcap in non-metallic materials testing.

*BISS (P) Ltd is now merged with ITW India Private Limited

Download Instron's current scope of accreditation and certificate of accreditation below:

CE Marking of Instron Equipment

To fulfill the conformity requirements for CE marking of equipment across such a wide product range, Instron uses three main directives, the machinery directive, the low voltage directive, and the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directive. This article explains how these directives are used.

Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR) Statements

10 CFR §21 & §50 Appendix B Statement 

The 10 CFR §21 & §50 Appendix B Statement provides information on Instron's calibration certificate.

FDA Compliance Statements

The FDA Compliance Statement provides information about how to integrate Instron's products according to your 21 CFR § 820, 21 CFR § 11, ISO 13485:2003 and IQ/OQ/PQ requirements.

Instron GmbH is accredited by DEKRA to conduct design examinations on Instron cylinders and accumulators. Click below to download the certificate.

Certificate of Conformance

Instron’s Quality Process for Bluehill® Materials Testing Software, including Bluehill Universal, Bluehill Elements, and Bluehill Central.

Instron develops and maintains Bluehill material testing software using a professional development and testing process in accordance with the requirements of Instron’s ISO 9001 certification. | View letter

Bluehill® Universal Calculation Test Suite

The Bluehill Universal Standard Calculation Test Suite compares results from the software under test with expected results using known data sets as input. | View letter

Bluehill® Elements Calculation Test Suite

The Bluehill Elements Standard Calculation Test Suite compares results from the software under test with expected results using known data sets as input. | View letter