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Intertek opens leather & footwear testing lab in Chennai
Apr '15
Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to industries around the world, has opened a comprehensive leather and footwear testing facility in Chennai, India, to support the country’s leather, footwear and leather goods industries.

Intertek’s new Chennai laboratory is expected to offer a full range of safety and performance testing services to leather manufacturers in Southeast India. With specialised testing capabilities for strength, water spotting, colorfastness testing and chemical analysis, the lab will be a central destination and one-stop shop for testing and certification services. The testing lab will provide a competitive edge to regional clients who require high standards of quality and safety for their products, while ensuring they accomplish acceptable standards for global buyers, according to a company press release.

Rajesh Saigal, regional managing director, Intertek South Asia said, “Our main aim to set up this lab, was to provide our valuable customers across the region with quality testing and certification which is our core strength thus, helping them manufacture quality products and meet the requirements of the end consumers.”

Manish Kumar, regional director – Softlines, Intertek , said, “South India is one of the major footwear production centers in India and this lab will play a significant role in boosting the economic growth of the country’s footwear industry. Intertek’s unmatched expertise in identifying the species and the chemicals used in dyeing and finishing ensures that the end product meets the quality requirements of the customers and the requirements of regions to which they are marketed. Our broad testing capabilities enable our clients to effectively evaluate their footwear at all stages of growth and production. Our state-of-the-art lab will enable industry players to get their products tested and gain global acceptance.”

The lab was inaugurated by Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed, chairman of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and Farida Group.

Intertek Group plc is a multinational inspection, product testing, and certification company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. (GK)

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