Intertek Unveils New Design for Product Safety and Quality Certification Marks

September 02, 2009


New design underscores Intertek brand in one of the world’s most recognized and widely used range of product certification marks.

Chicago, IL – Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide, today unveiled the new design for its family of product safety and quality certification marks. The new designs prominently position Intertek as the global platform underpinning the world’s most recognized and widely used product safety certification marks. These include, but are not limited to, the ETL Listed Mark (North America), WH Mark (North America - Non-electrical Building Products), the S Mark (Scandinavia), ASTA and BEAB Marks (United Kingdom), and the GS Mark (Germany). In addition to its product safety certification marks, Intertek has an extensive portfolio of quality, safety and performance marks covering Consumer Products, Food, RoHS certification and Energy Efficiency verification, among others.

Manufacturers rely on Intertek’s certification marks, on products and packaging, to demonstrate 3rd party compliance to prescribed industry standards and of ongoing follow-up inspections. Intertek has more than a century of product testing expertise and helps manufacturers navigate through complex regulatory requirements, making product certification faster, simpler and more efficient. With each certification mark now prominently supported by the Intertek brand, clients’ products will benefit from greater recognition and market acceptance in the world’s most thriving economies.

“The new design highlights the underlying strength of the Intertek brand, supporting each of our certification marks,” said Gregg Tiemann, Chief Executive of Intertek Commercial and Electrical division. “We appreciate the trust that manufacturers, authorities, code officials and consumers place in Intertek, and we want to ensure that our marks of compliance are consistent, impactful and easily recognizable all around the world.”

Products currently on the market will not require re-labelling to the new Intertek mark scheme. To avoid unnecessary costs to manufacturers, there will be a five-year transition period, ending 1 January 2015, for products already on the market to use the updated marks on products, packaging, literature and websites. The new Intertek marks are, however, available immediately for new product certifications and those manufacturers that want to transition to the new marks now.

Additional information on our new certification mark design for customers, media and investors can be found at www.intertek.com/certmarks.

Contacts
For further information, please contact:
Nicole Kimmick, Field Marketing Manager
Telephone: +1-978-263-2662
nicole.kimmick@intertek.com

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world.

From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 25,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.