Intertek Acquires Brazil-based Toy Testing Laboratory E-TEST

  Intertek Acquires Brazil-based Toy Testing Laboratory E-TEST

Business Wire

SAO PAULO -- March 4, 2013

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has
acquired 85% of the share capital of E-TEST Laboratorio de Ensaios e
Tecnologia Ltda. (E-TEST), a privately owned testing laboratory serving
Brazil’s toy market.

“The acquisition of E-TEST will enable Intertek to serve Brazil’s R$3 billion
toy market, while complementing our existing National Institute of Metrology,
Quality and Technology (INMETRO)-accredited toy testing laboratories in Hong
Kong and China,” said Jay Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Region
for Intertek. “It also provides Intertek the opportunity to expand our
chemical and restricted substances testing capabilities in Brazil, as well as
to add testing services for other children’s products categories such as
school supplies, party articles, baby bottles and pacifiers.”

Based in the Sao Paulo, Brazil, suburb of Alphaville, E-TEST was founded in
2011 and is accredited by INMETRO to conduct toy testing and related services.
E-TEST serves Brazil’s heavily regulated toy market by providing testing to
ensure toys meet Brazil’s mandatory testing requirements. E-TEST employs 33
product testing experts in its state-of-the-art, 600-square-meter laboratory.

About Intertek

Intertek (www.intertek.com) is a leading provider of quality and safety
solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing
and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek
people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes,
supporting their success in the global marketplace. With a network of more
than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100
countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users’ expectations across
increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social
accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world.

Contact:

Enir Countinho
Managing Director, Intertek Brazil
Phone: +55 (11) 99967-7431
Email: enir.countinho@intertek.com
or
Amy Paille
Communications Specialist, Intertek North America
Phone: +1 630 481 3163
Email: amy.paille@intertek.com
 
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