SGS is announcing the opening of its new footwear and leather laboratory in Lahore, Pakistan. Located at the heart of the country’s footwear manufacturing and leather tanning zone, this ISO 17025 accredited cutting edge testing facility is established to cater to the need of domestic and international clients in the footwear & leather industry. Pakistan’s leather industry is the second largest export earning sector after textiles. This sector contributes around USD 1 billion to the economy every year with sub-sectors such as tanned leather pieces, leather footwear, leather garments, gloves and other accessories.
Increased consumer awareness on the quality and safety of footwear and leather goods, as well as comprehensive global regulatory requirements, makes it vital for brands, retailers and manufacturers to meet these challenges, customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

SGS’s Presence in Pakistan Supports the Footwear & Leather Industry

SGS supports the footwear and leather industry at every stage of the supply chain by providing diverse and comprehensive testing, inspection and audit solutions. Our global knowledge, expertise and service orientation along with the local presence ensure best-in-class service delivery.

  • Raw material testing: wet blues, leather chemicals, auxiliaries and adhesives
  • Component testing: leather, textile lining, fur materials, metal accessories
  • Footwear testing: physical performance and restricted substance testing (e.g. EU’s REACH, US’ CPSIA, and other countries’ regulations)
  • Supply Chain Solutions: product inspection and social compliance audits

In addition to the services and solutions SGS offers, the company also partners with the local industry including the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) and the Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) to enable the industry to stay up-to-date with market news and support manufacturers in enhancing technical abilities through various local seminars and awareness trainings.

Partner with SGS

The leather and footwear industry faces challenges including product safety, quality, functionality, as well as environmentally and socially sustainable production. SGS’s unrivaled experience and expertise in this sector and in consumer goods testing makes it the ideal partner to help brands, retailers, sourcing companies and manufacturers to comply with regulatory standards, protect their brand and the consumer.

Laboratory in Pakistan
                    SGS Pakistan Footwear                             SGS Pakistan Footwear          
                       & Leather Team                                            
& Leather Lab  

For more information, please contact:

SGS Pakistan Footwear & Leather Testing
Mr. Riaz Ahmad
Plot # 7, Opposite Police Training Institute,
19-Km-off Multan Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
t: +92 300 8449602
f: +92 42 7515420

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 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.