Intertek Shanghai Footwear Lab Expands Testing Capability

January 25, 2016

Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to a range of industries worldwide, announces the expansion of its Shanghai footwear testing capabilities. Now featuring twice the physical lab space, it offers customers in the region a more comprehensive leather and footwear testing solution to meet a number of global quality, performance and safety standards.

The expanded state-of-the-art lab includes the addition of advanced leather and footwear laboratory testing equipment, such as the James Slip Resistance Tester, GB Non-marking Tester and Leather Optical Microscope. In addition, Intertek Shanghai expanded its testing capabilities for safety shoes, finished shoes and China’s GB footwear standards. Enhancements to our leather testing capabilities include identification of leather, leather physical and chemical testing. The expansion also includes further development of the professional footwear engineering team, to provide technical guidance on EU, U.S. and China footwear regulations and testing methods, as well as buyer’s requirements and suggestions for preventive measures or improvement for materials or whole shoes.

China is both the largest footwear exporter and consumer of footwear in the world, creating significant opportunity and need in its footwear testing market. The expansion of Intertek’s Shanghai footwear lab is a very important part of the strategy to provide our footwear customers the highest-quality local service backed by our global network. In addition to the Shanghai footwear laboratory expansion, Intertek’s network also includes footwear laboratory and branches in key footwear production and trading countries like Guangzhou, Xiamen and Ningbo. As a result, all China footwear manufacturers, traders and brands have convenient access to Intertek’s services during the peak season for footwear sourcing, providing comprehensive and efficient quality solutions to help them constantly improve product competitiveness.



About Intertek Group

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, 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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