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On December 15, 2016, SGS opened its latest furniture laboratory in Manesar, Northern India.

The new facility complements SGS’s existing global network of furniture testing laboratories and has been strategically positioned to assist India’s growing furniture manufacturing industry.

With global buyers increasing looking to India as reliable supplier of furniture, either by partnering with domestic manufacturers or by setting up local operations, it is important that India’s furniture sector fully understands the complexity of international quality standards. Currently 47% of furniture exports are destined for the UK or US markets, meaning products must comply with a wide range of standards to ensure acceptance in their destination markets.

The new SGS laboratory in Gurgaon District offers several advantages for India’s predominantly northern-based furniture manufacturers. Positioned in the well-designed new campus site in Manesar, clients benefit from an excellent local infrastructure that can be easily accessed from Jodhpur, Moradabad and Delhi/NCR. Businesses in Jodhpur and Jaipur will find the new facility especially convenient due to hassle free sample delivery services.

Partnering with SGS in India gives local companies access to a global network of industry experts. The technicians at Manesar are already working with a number of furniture exporting manufacturers and international buyers. The establishment of the new laboratory in Manesar gives greater facility to their expertise and will help companies producing or sourcing furniture in India to successfully and efficiently access markets throughout the world.

Currently the new laboratory at Manesar offers testing against several US and EU standards, including:

  • Mechanical and physical requirements:
    • ANSI BIFMA X5.1, X5.4, X5.5, X5.9, ASTM F2057, etc for the US market
    • EN 12520, EN 581, EN 14749, etc for the EU market
  • Flammability (upholstery furniture and textile parts):
    • CTB 117:2013 for the US market
    • EN 1021, ISO 8191, BS 5852 for the EU market
  • Chemicals:
    • Formaldehyde (wood), PCP, cadmium (plastics), azo dyes (textile) for the EU market

SGS has been offering inspection, testing, certification and verification services to Indian stakeholders since 1950. With its comprehensive network of experts, SGS offers the full range of business testing solutions and is the ideal partner for well-organized businesses looking to expand their global reach.

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For more information, please contact:

Chandresh Ahirwar
Assistant Manager-Business Development, Hardlines
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
m: +91 88 60 64 89 80
t: 0124 67 87 662
www.sgs.com/hardlines

About SGS

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 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.