With over 40 years’ experience, Intertek brings expertise and confidence to the cotton industry.

Intertek provides access to a seamless global network and covers all client inspection requirements from origin to destination. We deliver the highest level of service so you can be confident that your cotton shipments meet the quality standards expected along the entire supply chain.

Whether your challenge is to achieve consistent quality in your product, or weight mitigation on your cotton shipments, the need to have a trusted global partner on the ground is critical to your success. We offer tailored solutions that meet industry and client requirements; help mitigate risk; and ensure correct quality assessment.

Cotton inspection and testing services offered along the cotton supply chain include:

Pre-shipment stage

  • Warehouse inspection
  • Stock monitoring
  • Identity preservation
  • Cargo surveys
  • Unloading/Loading supervision
  • Weighing
  • Sampling
  • Manual classification
  • SITC (HVI) testing

Destination stage

  • SDT (Seal breaking/Devanning/Tally)
  • supervision of weighing
  • Sampling
  • Manual classification
  • SITC (HVI) testing
  • Damage surveys

Auditing stage

  • Sustainability/traceability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Textile testing and certification

Find Out More: Contact Nick Wilde, Product Manager for Cotton

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Nick Wilde



Nick Wilde manages Intertek's global Rice and Cotton product lines. With over 18 years of experience in Agricultural Inspection Services, Nick is an expert in servicing the cotton trade. As product manager he is the key contact for customers and colleagues. Nick previously worked in central Asian states of the former Soviet Union; East and West Africa; India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; as well as Far Eastern countries. He is currently based in Manchester, UK.

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