Intertek Opens New Apparel and Textiles Testing Laboratory in Hanoi

August 21, 2013

Hanoi, Vietnam - Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has opened a new apparel and textiles testing laboratory in Hanoi to support the growing textile and garment industry in the northern part of Vietnam.

The new Intertek facility occupies more than 6,000 square feet and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment combined with highly qualified engineers and chemists to provide reliable quality and safety solutions. The new lab performs textile testing for dimensional stability, colorfastness and seam strength, among others. The lab also supports testing to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requirements and restricted substances regulations.

The strategic location is a major advantage to Intertek's customers as it helps to not only reduce travel time for samples to be tested but also significantly improves the turnaround time of producing testing reports as a whole.

Thanh Nam Nguyen, General Manager for Softlines, Hardlines and Toys business lines, said, "The addition of the Hanoi facility aligns with Intertek's continuous effort to provide a local presence for our customers, wherever their business operations are located. This provides a distinct competitive advantage in an industry where getting safe and high-quality products to market is imperative for success."  

The Hanoi apparel testing laboratory is the most recent addition to Intertek's global network of 45 textile and footwear laboratories that serve fabric, apparel, fashion accessory, home textile and footwear retailers, brands and manufacturers. In addition to testing, Intertek offers the following services for textile, footwear and apparel customers: chemical management, inspections, certification, auditing, safety and compliance training, outsourcing and advisory, quality assurance and risk management.

Visit our Intertek Vietnam website to learn more about Intertek services in the region: www.intertek.vn

Intertek Business Contact:
Silvia Febriani
Country Marketing
T: +84 8 6297 1099
E: silvia.febriani@intertek.com

Intertek Media Contacts:
Adrian Ho
Marketing Communications Manager (SEA)
T: +65 9833 0839
E: adrian.ho@intertek.com

Amy Paille
Communications Specialist, North America
T: +1 630 481 3163
E: amy.paille@intertek.com

About Intertek:
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.  From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products, processes and assets.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.  Visit www.intertek.com