Intertek Announces ISO 17025 Laboratory Accreditation for Allentown

March 13, 2012

Accreditation allows Intertek to offer a wide range of advanced analytical problem solving

Allentown, PA – Intertek, a global leader in quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, today announces that the Intertek Analytical Sciences Americas (ASA) laboratory in Allentown, PA was awarded ISO 17025 accreditation, general criteria for the competency of testing laboratories. ISO accreditation demonstrates that Intertek ASA has successfully completed the ISO evaluation process, including an assessment of the laboratory’s compliance with the A2LA Information Technology Program Requirements. This certification covers analysis across a wide range of parameters and standards.

ISO 17025 is the international standard by which a laboratory’s commitment to quality is evaluated. Intertek achieved this accreditation by demonstrating technical competence for product compliance testing with the operation and effectiveness of its laboratory. ISO 17025 not only considers management and technical expertise, but also emphasizes continual product and process improvement.

“Accreditation of this key laboratory for the Intertek network is a critical step in the completion of the company’s strategy to offer a wide range of advanced analytical problem solving across business in the Americas,” says Neil Chapman, Vice President Americas, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Intertek. “The ASA laboratory provides unique analytical science problem solving and testing capabilities to a wide range of customers across many industries. This accreditation broadens the reach of this advanced analytical science laboratory by certifying the quality of the data acquisition and analysis processes used across a range of techniques and capabilities.”

Intertek provides advanced analytical tools and expertise for materials analysis and R&D. The laboratory supports a wide range of industries and markets including electronics, construction materials, industrial gases and more. Intertek scientists have years of industry experience, supporting client research, development, production and sustainability projects.

“We made a strategic decision to seek ISO 17025 accreditation for our laboratory activities in order to ensure we continue to provide the highest level of assurance to our clients,” states Sherri Bassner, General Manager, Intertek Analytical Sciences Americas. “The accreditation displays Intertek’s commitment to quality in supporting a wide range of market sectors with advanced analytical science, unique testing capabilities, and complex problem solving.”

To learn more about the full range of Services available from Intertek Allentown, visit: http://www.intertek.com/analytical-laboratories/asa/

Contacts

For Market Inquiries:
Paula McDaniel, PhD
Business Development
Direct: +1 610.295.0119
Email: paula.mcdaniel@intertek.com

For Media Inquiries:
Joel Pekay
Global Sales and Marketing Director
Direct: +1 312.906.7716
Email: joel.pekay@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 30,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. Visit www.intertek.com

About Intertek ASA
Intertek analytical laboratories are expert laboratories located throughout the world, providing analytical services for a broad range of clients, markets and industries. Intertek offers analytical laboratory techniques, laboratory instrumentation and testing methods, providing the critical analysis information clients need for trouble-shooting, research, quality control, sustainability, and many other requirements and applications. Intertek scientists and technicians provide the crucial laboratory support you need to help run your business and meet product research, development, and quality goals.