September 20, 2011

Intertek Expands in Cambodia with New Testing Facility


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Sep 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has expanded its services in Cambodia. The company recently inaugurated a new three-story facility in Khan Chamkarmon, which houses oil and chemical, minerals, food, agricultural, and consumer product testing capabilities. The new building supports Intertek's expansion in Cambodia, as the company delivers quality services and solutions across growing industries. Intertek helps local and international customers to establish quality and safety in their goods and products for local and global markets.

Located in southern Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city, Intertek's facility at Khan Chamkarmon is strategically situated to support major distribution, industrial and manufacturing activities, supporting international trade and domestic production. From the new location, Intertek provides a range of testing and quality related solutions for industries in the region. The expansion adds to Intertek's existing operations in Cambodia, which include textile testing, consumer product auditing and inspection, along with the testing and inspections of bulk commodities cargo such as petroleum, chemicals, minerals, food and agricultural products.

Sothy Khuth, Country Manager for Cambodia, said, "The new multi-lab facility provides support to multiple industries located in the greater Phnom Penh region, and is a strategic investment. We are leveraging Intertek's wider range of expertise and capabilities, providing an extended range of valuable services for customers within Cambodia. The facility complements our surrounding network in Southeast Asia and supports clients who require multi-country support in the region."

Intertek's new location delivers enhanced expert services combined with rapid project turnaround time.

Industries serviced by Intertek in Cambodia include:

Retail and Consumer Goods:
Intertek provides Cambodian textile manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors in-depth evaluation services to help ensure they are producing the high quality apparel to meet each market's requirements as well as their own company standards.

Gems and Jewelry:
The gems and jewelry lab specializes in quality testing, grading, authentication and certification of premium minerals such as diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals, to ensure compliance with local Cambodian and international standards.

The minerals sample preparation facility supports the Cambodian mining industry, providing the critical sample preparation services prior to geochemical analysis.

Petroleum and Chemicals:
The trade and blending of oil and petrochemicals in the region for domestic Cambodian consumption are supported by Intertek inspectors and chemists.

Food & Agriculture:
Intertek's food and agricultural testing services help Cambodian producers establish quality and safety parameters, and supports international companies to ensure quality control over products sold locally.

About Intertek:
Intertek is a leading provider of quality testing, inspection 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. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000 people in over 100 countries around the world.

Intertek Contacts:
Mr Rotha Loeung, Cambodia Manager
Tel: +855 23 220 421

Media Contacts:
Adrian Ho, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +65 6322 8205 (APAC)
Erik Holladay, Global Marketing Director
Tel: +1 713 407 3500 (USA)

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