Intertek Opens Textiles and Apparel Testing Lab in Sri Lanka

February 06, 2014

Oak Brook, Ill. – Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, announces the opening of a new textiles and apparel testing laboratory in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, to serve retailers, brands and manufacturers of adult apparel, children’s apparel, fashion accessories and household textiles.

“The apparel industry in Sri Lanka is a major contributor to the country’s economy, representing nearly 40% of total exports,” said Calvin Yam, Global Business Line Leader for Softlines at Intertek. “Because Intertek has long-standing relationships with many of the leading global brands and retailers who source and manufacture apparel in Sri Lanka, the location is ideal for expansion of our textile and apparel testing capabilities.”

Intertek helps fabric, apparel, fashion accessory, home textile and footwear retailers, brands and manufacturers ensure their products meet safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards. The new Sri Lanka lab brings the total number of textile and apparel testing labs in Intertek’s global network to 45 throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Intertek’s Sri Lanka textile lab capabilities include state-of-the-art equipment for physical and analytical testing, enabling Intertek to offer a full range of frequently requested physical and chemical testing services. In addition to testing, our on-site experts offer unparalleled knowledge and expertise on global regulations and trends affecting the apparel and garment industry.

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 36,000 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.

Intertek Media Contacts:

Amy Paille, Communications Specialist
Direct: + 630 481 3163
Email: amy.paille@intertek.com