WIKA Beton Research Laboratory Officially Got Certified by KAN with International Standard

As one of the largest precast concrete industries in Southeast Asia, PT Wijaya Karya Beton Tbk (WIKA Beton) is committed to consistently providing quality-assured products. In addition to serving as a center for material and structural research, the development of WIKA Beton`s Research Laboratory is aimed at supporting material testing as well as the performance of products or structural components in various projects served by WIKA Beton.

To ensure the recognized validity of test results, testing laboratories need accreditation from the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) in accordance with the SNI ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard that governs the requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In early 2022, WIKA Beton established an Accreditation Team for its Research Laboratory to prepare for accreditation by KAN, including training and document preparation.

On January 24-25, 2023, an initial assessment and field performance demonstration were conducted at WIKA Beton`s Research Laboratory, involving 3 assessors from KAN, including 2 technical assessors and 1 quality assessor. To meet the SNI ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards, the Laboratory must fulfill general, structural, resource, process, and management requirements. 

The assessment report was followed by a Technical Committee Meeting at KAN on May 17, 2023, which recommended the accreditation decision to the KAN Council. On May 24, 2023, WIKA Beton`s Research Laboratory officially received accreditation from KAN with accreditation number LPK LP-1803-IDN. 

This decision formally allows WIKA Beton`s Research Laboratory to use the KAN logo within the scope of registered testing. Currently, the accredited testing scope includes concrete compressive strength, reinforcing steel pull-out, aggregate gradation analysis, clay content, coarse aggregate abrasion, as well as flexural testing of spun pile and sheet pile products. 

WIKA Beton hopes that the Research Laboratory will continue to evolve so that the testing results required by WIKA Beton`s units can be legally and officially recognized. This way, WIKA Beton can maintain the quality of its produced products and develop new products that are in demand in the market.



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