SGS Opens New Textile Testing Laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
SGS has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one of the important textile and garment manufacturing sites in the region. The newly-inaugurated laboratory is equipped with the-state-of-the-art facilities to provide physical and restricted substances testing for a full range of apparel and textile products as well as restricted substances testing for footwear products. The presence of SGS here will contribute to and strengthen the local apparel industry’s ability to meet global standards and acceptability.
Cambodia remains the hub of ready-made garment exports to European and USA markets. This clearly demonstrates the increasing demand for consumer product testing services in the region. Product safety, quality and compliance requirements of REACH and CPSIA regulations have increased the need for chemical test parameters in the textile supply chain. Our new state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped to address these restricted substance requirements as well as sustainability management in the textile and apparel industry.
The new capacity and testing capabilities of the SGS Cambodia laboratory serve the country's ever expanding textile industry by providing valuable and rapid testing services to local textile and garment manufacturers needing to comply with international regulations and requirements. In addition to testing services, quality inspection, compliance audits, factory assessment and loading supervision make SGS Cambodia a one-stop service provider for the country's textile industry.
From left: Mr. Malcolm Reid (Executive Vice President – SGS Consumer Testing Services), H.E. Touchayoot Pakdi (Thai Ambassador to Cambodia), H.E. Christoph Burgener (Swiss Ambassdor to Cambodia, Lao and Myanmar), Mr. Oknha Van Sou Ieng (Chairman of GMAC), Mr. Jirote Na Nakorn (Managing Director of SGS Cambodia and Thailand)
SGS Management and Honorary Guests
The inauguration ceremony, attended by more than 100 participants, was held on August 8, 2014 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and laboratory tour. Management representatives from SGS Group and honorable guests including H.E. Christoph Burgener, the Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia, Myanmar and Lao, H.E. Touchayoot Pakdi, the Thai Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. By Pitou, the Deputy General Director of Ministry of Industrial and Handicraft, and Mr. Oknha Van Sou Ieng, the Chairman of Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) attended the inauguration ceremony.
For more information, please contact:
SGS (Cambodia) Limited
No. 1076A-C, Street 371, Sangkat Stung Meanchey,
Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh,
Kingdom of Cambodia
t: +855 (0) 23-967-889
m: +855 (0) 883-711-439
f: +855 (0) 23-967-885
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