19 Feb 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, recently inaugurated the first-ever dedicated footwear lab in Bangladesh that is accredited per ISO 17025:2005. To further support South Asia’s leather, footwear and leathergoods industry, Intertek has entered into a synergistic agreement with Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) for mutual business support and development leveraging the expertise and networks of both the organizations.

LFMEAB is the recognized trade body that represents the major manufacturers and exporters of leathergoods and footwear in Bangladesh. Under the agreement, Intertek will serve as the preferred testing lab for LFMEAB members, offering specialized services related to testing of leather, footwear, accessories for footwear and leathergoods, environmental testing of effluent water, product quality compliance, technical support and facility audits.

Mr. Syed Nasim Manzur, President, LFMEAB, and Mr. Rajesh Saigal, Regional Managing Director, Intertek South Asia, signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations with a goal to enrich the industry through quality and safety service assurance. The signing of the strategic MOU between Intertek and LFMEAB coincided with another milestone event on Feb. 11, 2015, when Intertek Bangladesh celebrated its 15th year anniversary during a programme hosted by His Excellency Mr. Robert Gibson, British High Commissioner for Bangladesh, in Dhaka.

His Excellency Mr. Robert Gibson congratulated both organizations and appreciated the collaborative approach for the development of the industry and trade. Mr. Syed Nasim Manzur conveyed his confidence in Intertek’s services and vast areas of further cooperation that can be explored in the Bangladesh market.

Group Executive Vice President of Intertek, Mr. Manfred Klepacz, emphasized the commitment and vision by Intertek Group to the industry as a whole. Mr. Rajesh Saigal Regional Managing Director, Intertek, South Asia, discussed the plans, strategic support and service availability in Bangladesh as well as South Asia region, to support growth and success of the business. Dr. Karthik. N.D, Director, Intertek Bangladesh, thanked all the guests and participants for joining the event and their support and cooperation. Mr. Saiful Islam, Senior Vice President, LFMEAB, Mrs. Kazi Roushan Ara Shumi, Executive Director, LFMEAB, country representatives of major brands and retailers, heads of chamber of commerce, and trade associations were present in the programme.

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.

For Business Inquiries:
Dr. Karthik N.D
Intertek Bangladesh
Email: karthik.nd@intertek.com

For Intertek & Media Inquiries:
Madhumita Guha
Business Dev & Marketing Head
Intertek South Asia
Email: madhumita.guha@intertek.com