Intertek is the leading provider of quality and safety solutions globally. In May 2002, Intertek floated on the London Stock Exchange, and is now a FTSE 100 company. The market capitalisation of the Group on 5th August 2011 was £3 bn. The stock symbol is ITRK.
Industry growth drivers
The quality and safety services industry is a developing sector. Intertek focuses on fast-growing, high margin markets, in providing services such as testing, inspection, certification and auditing services to a wide range of global and local industries. Through its services Intertek helps customers to assess the products and commodities that they buy and sell against a wide range of safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards.
The markets that Intertek operates in continue to grow strongly, driven by the following trends:
Intertek is well-placed to take advantage of these growth areas due to its strong competitive market position.
Operating in a large number of market segments, the group services more than 25 different industries and since 2011 is organised into five main divisions: Consumer Goods, Commercial & Electrical, Commodities (including Minerals), Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, and Industry & Assurance.