The TIC Forum activates dialogue with the central interest groups of the testing, inspection, and certification industry, increases awareness of the industry, and promotes its benefits to business life. The founding members also welcome other companies in the industry to take part in the operations.
As a concept, TIC is based on the international acronym of the industry:
TIC = Testing – Inspection – Certification.
Many of the operations in the industry, previously seen as authoritative operations, are now company services. The change is ongoing.
The TIC industry has been a growing industry for a long time due to e.g. increased regulations and responsibility requirements. TIC companies verify the products and operational models of their customers. The results are visible as increased trust in the business, risk management, and responsibility of customers.
The operations are international, as is the technical commerce and its services. This is why the Association of Finnish Technical Traders provides a natural platform for the development of interaction both in the TIC industry and with its interest groups. The TIC Forum also acts as the supervisor of interests in the industry.
The Chairperson of the TIC Forum is Managing Director Mika Richardt from SGS Fimko, and its representative is Juha Ala-Hiiro.