News | March 5, 2012

NSF International Opens New Office In Germany Expanding Presence In Europe To Meet Growing Demand For Beverage And Bottled Water Testing And Certification


Bottled Water/Beverage Expert Ulrich Kreuter Appointed Technical Manager

NSF International has opened a new office in Germany that will offer management systems registration (ISO) and certification services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Strategically located in Oberursel (Frankfurt), NSF Germany offers testing and certification services for the beverage, bottled water and packaged ice industries among others.

Newly appointed NSF Technical Manager Dr. Ulrich August Kreuter will oversee all technical aspects of NSF International's bottled water and beverage certification operations in the EMEA region. This includes managing all testing and certification, auditing and training services.

Dr. Kreuter has more than 20 years of technical and regulatory experience working with the bottled water and beverage industries on reseach and development projects, and product development. He has conducted trainings on bottled water regulations, quality and treatment activities. He also has provided consulting services to multiple bottled water and beverage companies throughout EMEA.

Dr. Kreuter is a member of Watercoolers Europe (formerly European Bottled Watercooler Association) Education & Audit Committee, the German Bottled Watercooler Association, and the Hydrogeology Section of the German Geological Society. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Science from the Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin.

"Ulrich's beverage and bottled water expertise will enable NSF International to better serve companies in the EMEA region and meet their testing and certification demands for beverage and food safety," said Mike Thomas, Chief Executive at NSF-CMi, an NSF International Company offering food safety certification, consulting, technical and risk management services across EMEA and Asia.

Dr. Kreuter will focus primarily on beverage and bottled water services, but the new NSF office in Germany also offers certification and sustainability solutions to the auto, aerospace, metal, chemical, plastics, information technology, food, water, environmental and occupational health and safety industries.

For more information about NSF International's portfolio of certification and management systems registrations services in the EMEA region contact Ulrich Kreuter at +49 6128 8594536 or visit NSF International's management systems registrations website or NSF's bottled water/beverage website.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Ulrich August Kreuter, contact Greta Houlahan at +1 734-913-5723 or

About NSF International
NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water, building products and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment ( Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 150 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

NSF services include sustainability standards development, claims and product verification services through NSF Sustainability, as well as testing and certification programs for bottled water and beverages, dietary supplements and consumer product industries. Additionally, NSF provides drinking water product certification through the NSF Water Division and food safety and quality programs through the NSF Food Safety Division, which includes NSF-CMi.

NSF-CMi, the most widely known and respected food assurance brand, leads NSF International food assurance operations outside North America through its international network of offices. NSF-CMi provides certification, consulting, technical and risk management services that enable food supply operations both to comply with legislative and industry standards and gain competitive advantage in their markets.

About NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd. (NSF-ISR):
NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) offers a comprehensive portfolio of management systems registration solutions to meet the demands of the global marketplace ( NSF-ISR provides registrations for the following programs: ISO 9001, AS 9100/10/20, ISO 13485 (medical devices), ISO 20000-1, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 14001, Responsible Care (RC) 14001, Responsible Care Management Systems (RCMS), OHSAS 18001 and Greenhouse Gas Verification/Validation. NSF-ISR is recognized by the International Automotive Task Force to provide ISO/TS 16949 registrations in the automotive sector. Additionally, NSF-ISR offers an Automotive Collision Replacement Parts Certification Program.

SOURCE: NSF International