27 Feb 2017

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces its certification by Volkswagen AG as an approved global provider for materials testing. Intertek’s participation in Volkswagen AG’s materials testing program enables parts suppliers to demonstrate compliance with quality and performance standards, while leveraging Intertek’s resources and expertise in the area of professional automotive testing and certification. The designation was granted to Intertek facilities in Kentwood, Michigan; Geleen, The Netherlands; and Shanghai.

“At Intertek, we are committed to expanding our capabilities and accreditations to provide the highest level of total quality assurance to our customers,” said Tim Hubbard, Senior Vice President of Transportation Technologies at Intertek. “We look forward to partnering with Volkswagen AG to bring our experience and expertise in materials analysis and validation to further assist their suppliers in this market.”

Volkswagen AG’s materials testing program establishes a global network of approved labs to verify the quality and safety of parts manufactured by the automaker’s suppliers. Intertek was selected for this program based on the Company’s ability to provide comprehensive and reliable testing solutions across Volkswagen AG’s key sourcing regions in North America, Europe and China.

Intertek provides expertise on performance, quality, and reliability standards and expectations for the automotive industries with efficient, cost-effective insights and testing capabilities. We are accredited to conduct hundreds of electrical, chemical, and mechanical tests for automotive components, products, and systems. For more information, visit www.Intertek.com/automotive/.


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers consistent and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.


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John Clark
Global Marketing Manager
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