Bangalore, August 10, 2016: UL, a premier global safety science company, is collaborating with JGI Group, India, to open a new state-of-the-art fire testing laboratory. The UL Jain Fire Laboratory (UL JFL) located on the JGI Global Campus offers various fire suppression product testing to customers in India, Middle East and the ASEAN regions. The facility will additionally offer fire safety educational programs and support research and development activities.

JGI Group will operate the facility and UL will provide technical resources contributing to training, equipment and leadership. The facility is additionally qualified under UL’s Witness Test Data program allowing JGI, under supervision from UL, to generate test data in support of UL Mark Certification. UL will further facilitate year-round training and certification programs, both web based and offline, along with workshops for industry, academia and government agencies.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of the UL JFL test facility. Equipped with modern state-of-the-art test equipment, this unique facility will provide educational resources to JGI students and benefit UL customers located in India, Middle East and the ASEAN region,” said Kevin Faltin, UL Director of Building Materials and Systems.

Sharing his views on this unique venture, Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL South Asia said, “What started off as a testing, certification and training collaboration with JGI Group has scaled new proportions, providing ample scope for us to expand our century-long expertise in fire safety to education, research and innovation. Joining hands with a reputed organization like the JGI Group which believes in building a healthy society by connecting people, ideas and resources, enables us to bring our safety mission to India and makes available our world class testing expertise to the students and community at large, in keeping with our commitment for a safer India. The set up at the JGI Global Campus has easy accessibility, excellent infrastructure and efficient resources.”

More than 100 foam tests, sprinkler and spray nozzle tests and dry chemical powder tests have been conducted at the fire testing facility so far. Commenting on this milestone for the JGI Group, its founder chairman, Dr. Chenraj Roychand said, “This collaboration is an important accomplishment and we are honored to be the first organization in India to partner with UL to develop a world class fire testing facility which is expected to accelerate innovation in developing new fire suppression products and serve the industry.”

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit www.UL.com.

About JGI Group
JGI Group is an established education provider and entrepreneurship incubator in India. It successfully operates 85 educational institutions with 51,600 students and 6,450 employees engaged at the K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, across 64 campuses pan India. The group is firmly committed to promote educational opportunities, advance academic excellence and foster innovation. Apart from being an education provider, it has created 50 innovative enterprises spanning 6 industries with more than 2000 employees. The group also holds strong values towards fulfilling its social responsibilities and carries out a host of annual activities aimed at community service through ‘JGI Foundation’ – the group’s social responsibility engine. For more information on JGI Group, visit http://www.jgi.ac.in.