19 Feb 2013

(Durban) Intertek, a leading provider of quality testing, inspection and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has been recognized by Sasol Wax as Service Provider of the year for 2012, in recognition of dedicated laboratory testing and support services provided by Intertek to Sasol Wax operations.

The Intertek wax lab is located in the Sasol Wax plant, on the premises of the  Engen Refinery in Durban, South Africa. The wax lab analyzes a wide range of petroleum-based waxes, synthetic waxes, paraffin waxes, and petroleum jellies, and other wax related products used in various industries.

Intertek provides outsourced laboratory services to the Sasol Wax Durban Supply Centre, and has operated there for over 11 years. To support Sasol, Intertek is responsible for all in-process and final quality control and quality assurances checks. No product, either solid or liquid, is released without Intertek's certification.

Robert Markus, Managing Director for Sub Sahara Africa, commented: "Congratulations to all our people in the Intertek wax lab on this achievement. Your dedication to customer service exemplifies the true Intertek spirit of delivering a valued, quality service."

The Intertek lab also provides independent, confidential, and impartial wax testing for other clients at the testing facility.  

Operating on a continuous 24/7/365 basis, the Intertek wax lab in South Africa is a SANAS 17025 accredited lab with 11 accredited tests.

Learn more about Intertek's South African wax and petroleum related services:

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. Intertek people add value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 33,000 people in over 100 countries, Intertek helps clients meet requirements for quality, health, environmental, sustainability, safety and social accountability. www.intertek.com

South African Wax Laboratory Contact:

Selvan Naidoo
Intertek South Africa Wax Technical Manager
Tel: +27 31 466 3344
Email: selvan.naidoo@intertek.com

Marketing & Media Contact:

Erik Holladay
Global Marketing Director, Commodities
Tel: +1 713 407 3500
Email: erik.holladay@intertek.com