Intertek Expands its Global Food Services Footprint

  Intertek Expands its Global Food Services Footprint

Business Wire

LONDON -- April 30, 2014

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has
expanded is global footprint by opening three new food testing laboratories
around the world within the last month.

The new Bremen Intertek Food Services building (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Bremen Intertek Food Services building (Photo: Business Wire)

The FTSE100 organisation has expanded its reach and invested in new
laboratories located in the UK, the Philippines and Germany, in order to
service its growing global client network.

Chetan Parmar, Senior Vice President for Food Services at Intertek, states:
“By increasing our Food Services operations globally, we can provide
additional support to our clients within the food industry. We offer a broad
spectrum of testing methods to our customers, helping Intertek to become the
food safety partner of choice for local, regional and global companies. The
expansion of our portfolio in testing and analysis - in conjunction with our
auditing and certification services – strengthens our approach, allowing us to
offer consistent services from producer to consumer.”

The new UK laboratory, located in Derby, Derbyshire, offers 24/7 testing and
analysis services, expertise, and support to local, regional and global
clients. Reinforcing the existing operations in the UK, this 6,500 ft²
state-of-the-art laboratory focuses on providing high quality results and
quick turnaround times for all microbiological testing requirements.

The Intertek facility in Makati in the Philippines has been expanded due to an
increase in customer demand within the region, and now occupies a combined
area of over 2,900m² laboratory and office space. The new premises offer
testing solutions for a number of Intertek divisions including Food Services.

In Germany, the company’s new 1,400 m² laboratory and office space in Bremen
was opened with an inaugural open day of presentations and tours of the newly
established sensory testing section. Sensory testing ensures the product
feels, tastes and looks right according to the clients’ requirements.The
facilities include individual sensory rooms with red lighting, which prevents
the colour of the food from influencing the tester’s views and enables them to
focus on the product itself.

The three new facilities are part of a global network of laboratories and work
in conjunction with other Intertek laboratories around the globe, supporting
clients with extended expertise, services, and quality results. In-house
expertise and analytical resources provide clients with the testing, auditing,
certification, advisory and training services that they need.

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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 36,000 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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