SAO PAULO-- Intertek, the quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has acquired 85% of the share capital of E-TEST Laboratorio de Ensaios e Tecnologia Ltda. (E-TEST), a privately owned testing laboratory serving Brazil's toy market.
It also provides Intertek the opportunity to expand our chemical and restricted substances testing capabilities in Brazil, as well as to add testing services for other children's products categories such as school supplies, party articles, baby bottles and pacifiers.
The acquisition of E-TEST will enable Intertek to serve Brazil's R$3 billion toy market, while complementing our existing National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO)-accredited toy testing laboratories in Hong Kong and China, said Jay Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Region for Intertek. It also provides Intertek the opportunity to expand our chemical and restricted substances testing capabilities in Brazil, as well as to add testing services for other children's products categories such as school supplies, party articles, baby bottles and pacifiers.
Based in the Sao Paulo, Brazil, suburb of Alphaville, E-TEST was founded in 2011 and is accredited by INMETRO to conduct toy testing and related services. E-TEST serves Brazil's heavily regulated toy market by providing testing to ensure toys meet Brazil's mandatory testing requirements. E-TEST employs 33 product testing experts in its state-of-the-art, 600-square-meter laboratory.
Intertek (www.intertek.com) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users' expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world.
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