Intertek Reports Record Completion Rate of AHRI Program Testing in 2014

February 05, 2015

Chicago – Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, is reporting high completion rates for the 2014 tests assigned to Intertek in the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Certification Programs. Over the course of the year, Intertek completed 2,757 total tests on HVAC products for the institute, and completed 99.5 percent of testing on first samples, a company record.

“At Intertek, we strive to provide our clients with the best service possible, and we’re proud to partner with AHRI to help companies save energy, improve products and protect the environment,” said Nimer Al-Hafi President of Products at Intertek. “These completion numbers reflect not only our commitment to AHRI, but our expertise and experience, which we continue to bring to the forefront of this type of testing.”

AHRI member companies produce more than 90 percent of residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating and commercial refrigeration products in North America. Intertek has provided third-party testing for AHRI’s product certifications for more than 50 years. These tests determine a product’s ability to conform to AHRI’s rating standards or specifications, which in turn ensure that products perform according to manufacturers’ published claims.

“As a trusted partner for more than 50 years, Intertek has played an important role in helping us verify the accuracy of product ratings,” said Bill Tritsis, Vice President of Certification Programs at AHRI. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Intertek in 2015 and beyond.”

Intertek’s network of facilities now maintains Accredited Test Lab status for Department of Energy (DOE), ENERGY STAR®, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), California Energy Commission (CEC), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers (AHAM), Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization (SASO), CB Scheme, ASTM, and NSF requirements for refrigeration products.

Intertek is an experienced industry leader in HVACR equipment testing, independent performance verification, electrical safety testing, outsourced testing for overflow, witness testing, chemical compatibility testing, and more. Manufacturers and industry associations rely on Intertek for our commitment to customer service, expertise, and quality testing, as well as our speed to market. Learn more about Intertek’s HVACR offerings at www.intertek.com/HVACR.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. 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 the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

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