31 October 2012
German testing and certification giant TÜV SÜD expands footprint in India with state-of-the-art Consumer Product Testing Lab
- Lab to offer holistic testing, inspection and certification services for the food, chemical, textiles, leather and hardlines sectors under one roof
- Lab spreads across four levels and is equipped with the latest technology
- TÜV SÜD South Asia expanding its footprint in India with its 11th laboratory in the country
Gurgaon, October 31, 2012: TÜV SÜD, global leaders in testing, inspection and certification services, today inaugurated a state-of-the-art Consumer Product Testing laboratory at Gurgaon, their largest testing laboratory across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The lab is equipped with the latest technology, an ultra-modern microbiological lab, a chemical lab with high precision equipments like ICP-MS, UPLC MS,GCMS and experts with deep domain knowledge. The lab will extend services across sectors such as food, chemical, textile, leather, and hardlines such as toys, jewellery, cookware.
The lab has been inaugurated to cater to the testing, inspection and certification needs of the Indian manufacturing industry, which has recently gained major impetus and is projected to grow exponentially. Companies in the industry have recognised the need for superior quality standardisation and certifications in order to increase domestic production and to ensure global quality standards for exports. TÜV SÜD’s Gurgaon lab aims to further expedite growth of the industry by offering world class testing solutions, ensuring international safety standards and managing turnaround times in a cost effective manner.
“Today, consumers in India and around the globe are increasingly demanding highest quality products. As a result, Indian industries are constantly seeking expert advice to strike a balance between quality, profitability and sustainability. Having recognised this need, TÜV SÜD is investing in superior labs in India, where we offer testing solutions and utilise our multidisciplinary expert pool to ensure that businesses run at maximum efficiency,” said Dr. Axel Stepken, Chairman of the Board of Management, TÜV SÜD AG, at the inauguration of the lab.
“The opening of the lab in Gurgaon is a significant milestone for the company, and one of the most important investments in 2012. Among other key sectors, the lab will cater to the areas with the highest growth potential such as food and textile, which have been estimated to grow in India to US $200 billion and US $ 100 billion respectively by 2015. The lab will ensure testing of international standards of quality and safety for local as well as export consumption”, added Niranjan Nadkarni, Chief Executive Officer, TÜV SÜD South Asia.
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TÜV SÜD is a leading international service organization catering to the strategic business segments INDUSTRY, MOBILITY and CERTIFICATION. Over 17,000 employees are represented at more than 800 locations throughout the world. Optimizing technology, systems and know-how, the interdisciplinary specialist teams act as process partners to strengthen their customers' competitiveness.
TÜV SÜD South Asia is the leading quality certification, inspection and testing company with presence across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With an annual turnover (2011) of close to EUR 20 million and talent pool of more than 1200 employees TÜV SÜD South Asia has serviced over 10,000 clients to date. It is present at 28 locations including 11 labs across the three countries. Today, TÜV SÜD is an internationally competent source for solutions in the field of auto, plant engineering, environmental technology, food safety, textile & hardlines like toy testing, infrastructure consultancy and technical as well as soft-skills training.