The FTSE100 organisation has expanded its reach and invested in new laboratories located in the UK, the Philippines and Germany, in order to service its growing global client network.
Chetan Parmar, Senior Vice President for Food Services at Intertek, states: ?By increasing our Food Services operations globally, we can provide additional support to our clients within the food industry. We offer a broad spectrum of testing methods to our customers, helping Intertek to become the food safety partner of choice for local, regional and global companies. The expansion of our portfolio in testing and analysis – in conjunction with our auditing and certification services ? strengthens our approach, allowing us to offer consistent services from producer to consumer.?
The new UK laboratory, located in Derby, Derbyshire, offers 24/7 testing and analysis services, expertise, and support to local, regional and global clients. Reinforcing the existing operations in the UK, this 6,500 ft? state-of-the-art laboratory focuses on providing high quality results and quick turnaround times for all microbiological testing requirements.
The Intertek facility in Makati in the Philippines has been expanded due to an increase in customer demand within the region, and now occupies a combined area of over 2,900m? laboratory and office space. The new premises offer testing solutions for a number of Intertek divisions including Food Services.
In Germany, the company?s new 1,400 m? laboratory and office space in Bremen was opened with an inaugural open day of presentations and tours of the newly established sensory testing section. Sensory testing ensures the product feels, tastes and looks right according to the clients? requirements.?The facilities include individual sensory rooms with red lighting, which prevents the colour of the food from influencing the tester?s views and enables them to focus on the product itself.
The three new facilities are part of a global network of laboratories and work in conjunction with other Intertek laboratories around the globe, supporting clients with extended expertise, services, and quality results. In-house expertise and analytical resources provide clients with the testing, auditing, certification, advisory and training services that they need.