fair technology. Fair to end consumers and fair to responsible manufacturers.
and analyzes technical products as an independent institution. It checks if there is a planned obsolescence and if the mechanical and technical components are designed sustainably.
technical products which are based on fair technology and it assigns the FairTECH® seal of quality according to communication in marketing and competition.
to the unanswered question according to the sustainability of a product and even more it makes the purchase decision transparent when it comes to a direct product comparison.
to the rising demand of sustainability according to purchase decisions.
Hidden behind the manufacturing of potential FairTECH® products stand in may cases undertakers for which as human beings and as business partners fair proceedings are of major importance. Responsible firms stand with their names fully behind the quality of their products and services. Usually there are undertakers which assert themselves in the actual mass markets with its low quality low cost products. So show your customers how FairTECH® your products are. Beside this you will become a supporter for sustainability.
Fair development of technical products is an essential cornerstone of our technically oriented economic system.
The FairTECH® organization performs independent tests and the transparent presentation of product data concerning their fair technical specification and their duration.
FairTECH® supports as an institution any manufacturers which follow a sustainable life time strategy for their products and it offers a communication platform as well as a confidence building marketing feature.
FairTECHÂ® ensures for the customers that the products are developed under the FairTECH® label so that such products offer a long life time and long lasting joy.
FairTECH® products are designed fairly and even after long years accessible and repairable.
FairTECH® products are tested independently and certified by FairTECH®. Competent partners perform the test proceedings.
The technical testing institutions perform independently their checks based on national and international standards. The German accreditation body DAkkS has certified testing laboratories and certification authority.
From kitchen blender up to magnetic resonance scanners, from smart phones to irons, from optical measurement devices to complex measurement environments - nearly any electrical device can be tested and certified by FairTECH®.
After the initial filing to the decision according to the assignment of the FairTECH® certificate usually 2 to 4 months have to be spent. The different measurement procedures and the associated analysis lead to different settlement times.
Yes. If any diagnosed weaknesses are fixed the FairTECH® tests can be repeated.
To ensure a life time transparency for the end customer the evaluation indicator set includes amongst others the testing of "guaranteed minimum life time, minimum availability of spare parts, modularity, retrofitting capability, repairability, reusability, the use of standard parts, the complexity of tools which have to be used to take apart the product, and the ease of accessibility of valuable and recyclable components and materials".
This would end the asymmetrical knowledge about the product between customer and manufacturer. The value of products bought to perform services result from the benefit which could be gathered over the time of use. Seller and buyer know the price. The benefit out of the use of the products is usually also known by both parties.
Usually only the manufacturer knows the time in which a benefit can be derived of the use of his product. At the manufacturers site an embracing test protocol is passed through which covers the areas health, safeness, durability, and possible sources of malfunctions. These testing processes deliver for the manufacturer an extensive knowledge of the properties of his product and they allow to include limited specifications into the product design (e.g. reduced number of operating hours, number of switching cycles, or control cycles).
The product knowledge could be noted together with the FairTECH® label by the manufacturer. This would result in a much better decision base when it comes to buying decisions. This is the only way how the consumer has a the possibility to determine the value of a product over the intended time of use (usefulness).
The product is tested in relation to planned obsolescence.
The product is tested in relation to technical accessibility. This kind of accessibility determines if in case of a defect the reason for the malfunction can be determined without damage to the product or causing further defects.
The product is tested in relation to its repairability. An important factor are the complexity and the nesting of technical components which can result in an unnecessary replacement of complete modules.