SGS is pleased to officially announce that its textile laboratory in Madagascar has been accredited against ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to further support the country’s textile industry. It is the first accredited textile laboratory in the country.

Operational since early 2013, this conformity and performance testing laboratory is designed to assist local textile manufacturing companies to comply with international requirements. In addition to its advanced equipment and wide range of services, this internationally recognized accreditation will enable SGS in Madagascar to guarantee the quality and integrity of its services and to strengthen customer confidence.

"In any certification and accreditation process, getting the certificate is just the starting point. It officially confirms the company's commitment to comply with the standards, but it also implies that it will be necessary to double our efforts to keep on top and to maintain this accreditation, and to gradually expand the scope." said Cédric Catheline, Managing Director of SGS in Madagascar.

Madagascar’s Minister of Commerce, Chabani NOURDINE was very proud to take part to the official ceremony, highlighting the importance of this accreditation for the local textile industry.

For more information, please contact:

Lisiniaina Razafindrakoto
Communication and Development
Communication and Development Manager
SGS Madagascar
t: +261 20 23 564 10
m: +261 32 05 489 50

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