Obtaining type approval is one thing….

An approval process can certainly be a hurdle that not every company masters on the first try. Legal requirements are increasing and the complexity of products is growing.

Once this hurdle has been cleared and you now have the opportunity to manufacture your products in series and put them on the market, you must not slacken your efforts.

… keep a type approval is something else

After all, now you have to do everything to keep your permit. Even if the legal hurdles for withdrawing a permit are high. If there are errors in your products and also errors in your processes, this can lead to the authorities taking action that can have unpleasant consequences.

The legislator knows two simple tools to maintain the conformity of your products, or to provide proof of it: “CoP-Q” and “CoP-P”. “CoP” is the abbreviation for “Conformity of Production”, i.e. the “conformity of products” or the “conformity of production”.


CoP-Q has your quality management in focus. Long before you can even get approval for your first product, the authorities will demand proof that your QMS is also designed to meet regulatory requirements. Clear rules for the organization and processes should prevent products from entering the market that are non-compliant or pose a hazard. The first step towards this is the initial assessment.


But even an “effective” quality management system alone is not enough to prevent all conceivable defects in your products. Therefore, it is an obligatory element that you regularly take random samples from production to prove by testing that the legal requirements are also met in series production.

Series release

Since the focus of quality assurance testing differs significantly from CoP, it is also important to link the series release to a positive completion of the first CoP tests.

Do you need assistance in planning CoP or conducting related audits? Just call us at 069/153 22 51 10 or write us a message at info@markhaacke.de.

We would be happy to qualify you and your employees through our training courses, provide you with advice, evaluate your products and processes in the form of expert reports, or support you with our team in the event of staff shortages.