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New SGS Consumer Testing Laboratory in Chittagong, Bangladesh

SGS opened a new consumer testing laboratory in Chittagong, the second largest garment manufacturing city in Bangladesh. The newly inaugurated laboratory is equipped with the-state-of-the-art facilities to provide quality testing services.

SGS opened its new Consumer Testing Laboratory for the local apparel industry
SGS opened its new Consumer Testing Laboratory for the local apparel industry
Feb. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- With its new premises in Chittagong, SGS will contribute to and strengthen the local apparel industry’s ability to attain a global standard and acceptability.

The inauguration ceremony, attended by over 150 participants, was held on November 28, 2012 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a guided laboratory tour.  Management representatives from the SGS Group and honorable guests from the BGMEA, Chittagong Port Authority, Custom House, BSTI, BEPZA, and Bangladesh Environmental Authority as well as international and national experts and professionals, attended the inauguration ceremony. The Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh, Urs Herren, said that the initiative of establishing such a lab will promote the prospects of Chittagong.

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA (http://www.bgmea.com.bd/home/pages/aboutus)) first vice-president Nasir Uddin Chowdhury said that the laboratory will help the local apparel market ensure sustainable growth by providing quality testing services. The lab will play a vital role in developing business in the port city as well as in the country. The Bangladesh Government also is encouraging the apparel industry in this port city by setting up new Export Processing Zones.

Pradit Young Pan Chai, Asia Pacific Regional Manager of SGS indicated: “Both physical and chemical tests will be performed in the lab and SGS has plans to make more strategic expansion to include testing and processing for the leather and footwear industry.”

"I am very pleased with this new laboratory, it is in line with our Consumer Testing Service strategy to increase SGS’s geographical footprint in Bangladesh. We will leverage our Chittagong laboratory within our Bangladesh and global network, and then further expand our service offerings in Chittagong,” said Ariel Miranda, Managing Director SGS Bangladesh Limited. The new laboratory provides both physical and chemical testing services (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Softlines-and...). It will help the local apparel market to ensure sustainable growth by providing quality testing, inspection and audits services, training and technical consultancy to meet CPSIA, REACH and other testing related regulations for exporting to the EU and US markets.

Mr. Ramasamy Rajendran, CTS Business Manager of SGS Bangladesh Limited said: “The Chittagong Laboratory will be a role model in Consumer Testing Laboratories due to its quality, safety, and fully equipped support in Chittagong”.

Should you require more information about the new laboratory or SGS services for textiles and clothing, please contact the local SGS representatives.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services

Saraf Khan
Key Account Manager
SGS Bangladesh Limited
House No. 37, Road No. 24
Gulshan-1, Dhaka - 1212,

t: +88 017 13 33 62 89
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: http://www.sgs.com/pages/consumer-testing/sgs-consumer-go...

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1 500 offices and laboratories around the world.

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