Intertek Acquires ASTA BEAB Certification Services
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Intertek Testing Services
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Press release date: June 6, 2007
Provides manufacturers with increased testing and certification efficiencies and faster market access
Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, today announces its acquisition of ASTA BEAB Certification Services. With more than 65 years of experience, the UK-based ASTA BEAB, is recognized globally as a benchmark for quality and reliability throughout the testing and certification industry. "Adding the ASTA BEAB marks to our international certification mark portfolio strengthens our ability to provide manufacturers with seamless global market access," said Gregg Tiemann, president, Commercial and Electrical division, Intertek. "This acquisition will help us to continue to meet our goal of providing clients with greater efficiencies in the testing and certification process and speeding their time to market."
Manufacturers and retailers based in the UK, as well as North American and Asia Pacific manufacturers selling products into the UK, will now have direct access to a wider range of certification marks through a single point of contact in Intertek. Beyond safety certification, the acquisition allows Intertek to grow its EMC and RoHS testing, management systems certification, and inspection services network. Intertek will now offer an enhanced suite of service offerings for manufacturers of products ranging from wiring accessories and transformers to household appliances and IT equipment.
"For many years, Intertek has provided ASTA BEAB with proven testing and surveillance services in many countries throughout the world," said Mike Lawson, Chief Executive, ASTA BEAB. "Through Intertek's global reach, we can now deliver local testing, certification and inspection services for manufacturers and suppliers wherever they are located in the world."
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About Intertek's testing and certification services The Commercial & Electrical division of Intertek provides testing and certification services, including product safety testing and certification, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, performance testing, and management systems certification. These services provide global market access to customers in industries such as cables and wiring accessories, electronics, household appliances, IT, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, and wireless technology. Visit www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.
About Intertek Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes, ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through their network of more than 930 laboratories and offices, 18,000 people in 109 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.intertek.com.