29 Jan 2015

(Bogotá, Colombia) Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has won a contract for testing and analysis of refined products for a major Latin American Oil & Gas company. The agreement is for four years, with an option for an additional four year extension on the project.

Intertek will perform testing and analysis of refined products being transported by pipeline, delivering quality control data which will help the client better manage their operations and support operational business decisions.

To meet client requirements, Intertek is constructing 3 fully equipped laboratories in central and western Colombia, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by personnel trained and experienced in the testing of petroleum refined products.

Carlos Velasco, Intertek Managing Director for the West Coast South America region said: “This contract award is an outstanding achievement for Intertek in Colombia, as this is the first time the client entrusted an independent company to operate this scale of quality control testing on their behalf. This project confirms Intertek’s position as a market leader in providing independent analytical services for crude oil and petroleum refined products. We are honored that this this customer has chosen Intertek as a strategic service partner."

With the new laboratories Intertek will also provide independent, impartial, and confidential analytical testing services to other customers, effectively expanding Intertek’s capabilities and locations in Colombia. This laboratory project allows Intertek to expand into new markets and provide clients with enhanced service and logistical coverage.

For more information about Intertek petroleum and refined products services in Colombia and worldwide, please visit:

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 and www.intertek.com.co  


Colombia Marketing 
Daniel Murcia
Colombia Marketing Manager
Tel: +57 1 745 6645
Email: daniel.murcia@intertek.com

Colombia Business Development 
Maria Derly
Herrera Business Development Manager
Tel: +57.1.745.0865 (office)
Email: mariaderly.herrera@intertek.com

Global Petroleum Services 
Erik Holladay
Cargo and Analytical Assessment Marketing Director
Email: erik.holladay@intertek.com