LG and Intertek Expand Alliance to Support Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions

New Global Strategic Partnership Agreement Covers HVAC Efficiency, Safety and Performance Testing

February 11, 2016

CHICAGO ― Intertek and LG Electronics Inc. are expanding their partnership to encompass air conditioning products and energy solutions for the first time, the companies announced today.

Under a new global strategic partnership agreement, the companies will collaborate on safety, electromagnetic compatibility, performance, energy efficiency and environmental requirements for LG products such as residential and commercial air conditioning systems, solar panels and LED lighting.

“This agreement further strengthens the long-standing alliance between Intertek and LG, with a strong focus on assuring the highest levels of air conditioning system efficiency and safety for various markets around the world,” said Mark Keller, Intertek’s Vice President of Global Key Account Management.

From auditing and inspection, to testing and quality assurance throughout the value chain, to assessment and certifications, Intertek will help assure that LG products are designed to outperform the market standards, Keller explained.

“The combination of LG’s industry-leading, super efficient HVAC technologies and Intertek’s experience, knowledge and technical expertise will support LG’s aggressive growth plans around the world,” said James Lee, President of LG’s Air Solution Business Unit.

The expanded alliance builds on the strengths of both partners. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions that also include solar energy and LED lighting systems. Intertek is an experienced industry leader in HVACR equipment testing, independent performance verification, electrical safety testing, outsourced testing, witness testing and chemical compatibility testing.

LG and Intertek have worked together for decades, collaborating on product testing, performance verifications and standards certifications for home appliances and consumer electronics products.

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About LG Electronics Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 83,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With 2015 global sales of USD 48.8 billion (KRW 56.51 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solutions, and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.


About LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Systems

The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Systems business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The company's industry-leading variable refrigerant flow technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today. LG Electronics USA., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. For more information, please visit www.lghvac.com.


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. Visit www.intertek.com.


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