01 Sep 2015

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Intertek, (LSE: ITRK), a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces the expansionof its footwear testing laboratory, to support Vietnam’s rapidly growing manufacturing and export industry.

Intertek’s expansion comes at a crucial time: during the first five months of 2015, Vietnam’s footwear manufacturing industry grew 25 percent over the previous year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The expanded facility features a larger footprint with updated capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment, complemented by footwear and chemical testing subject matter experts and technicians. The expansion offers customers a complete suite of solutions that address different stages of production across the supply chain, from CPSIA and GB testing to general footwear safety and performance testing. In addition, Intertek Vietnam performs a full range of chemical testing for substances of very high concern(SVHC) as listed in Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation,as well as chemicals commonly found in various consumer goods including leather and footwear.

Mr Michael Fok, Vice President, Southeast Asia for Intertek Global Softlines said, “Intertek is constantly looking for opportunities to support customer growth. The expansion is not just an addition to our global service footprint, but the key intent is to empower our customers in the manufacturing, retail and other sectors with greater accessibility to reliable and quick turnaround solutions, no matter where they arelocated.”

Mr Thanh Nguyen, Country Managing Director for Intertek Vietnam added, “This laboratory expansion positions Intertek as a premier quality provider to customers across Vietnam and the region as well. With full capabilities in place, Intertek can address more complex requests from local and regional customers.”

Intertek offers robust footwear and chemical testing services worldwide. To learn more about our footwear solutions, please visit https://www.intertek.com/footwear/.

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 38,000 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.


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