01 Feb 2021

Perth, Australia: Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce the construction of a new Minerals Global Centre of Excellence, located in Perth, Western Australia, a key global centre for the minerals and mining industry. This new bespoke space consolidates our operations into a 19,000m2 facility housing over 500 employees. The state-of-the-art laboratory will support our customers in the mining and oil & gas industries, giving them access to trusted expertise in mineral testing, oil and gas testing, inspections and analysis. Providing a broad portfolio of services under one roof significantly enhances delivery of our Total Quality Assurance (TQA) customer promise and streamlines our superior customer service.

As regulations change and technology is created or innovated, our knowledge and leading industry experts assist customers in meeting these ever-changing demands. Intertek is constantly evaluating new instrumentation and technology to continuously improve quality, safety and efficiency and deliver value for our customers. As the leader in operating automated robotic laboratory systems for the mining industry, Intertek’s new facility includes eight robotic automated systems, including sample preparation, XRF and wet chemistry systems. Utilising advanced technology and innovation with a strong focus on automation, Intertek provides our customers with faster, more efficient analytical options that increase production without compromising on quality.

True to our purpose, Bringing Quality, Safety and Sustainability to Life, this new facility will feature 3030 x330W solar panels making it one of largest rooftop solar installations in Western Australia. The facility will also capture and recycle laboratory wastewater to conserve this precious resource.

A key feature of the new Intertek Minerals Global Centre of Excellence is MineralSpace, a unique multifunctional dedicated customer space. This collaborative, immersive and multiple configurational venue is available to our customers and industry bodies for presentations, technical seminars, workshops and events. Customers will have access to state-of-the-art AV and video conferencing technology to help them connect with the world. MineralSpace will feature a 4.8-metre interactive screen allowing 32 separate touchpoints where customers and visitors can immerse themselves in the world of Intertek and interactively explore the services available at the Minerals Global Centre of Excellence. Customers can access our world-class global technical experts and services at the touch of their fingers.

The new facility’s construction is on track to commence commissioning in Q1 2021, with a seamless transition into the new space occurring in multiple phases. We expect to formally celebrate the grand opening with our customers by June 2021.

John Fowler, Intertek’s Senior Vice President of Minerals and Exploration & Production said “This exciting new facility will provide our customers with instant access to world class technical expertise, technology, pioneering innovation and services all in one location. By combining the Intertek Global Minerals HQ and the Centre of Excellence this site will not only be home to the largest Intertek Minerals laboratory in the world, but it will also offer on-site access to other major Intertek Business Lines. With a strong focus on technical excellence, sustainability and superior customer service, this endeavor signifies Intertek’s investment in the future as well as our commitment to our customers and the mining industry”

Intertek provides mineral testing services throughout the mining life cycle from exploration geochemistry, mine site laboratory services, minerals inspection, sampling and analysis, robotic laboratory solutions, environmental services and metallurgical testing services across the mining supply chain.

For Media Information

Please contact:
Kaeti Fallens
Global Marketing Manager Minerals
T: +61 422 236 113
E: kaeti.fallens@intertek.com

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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.