Intertek, Boxborough, Mass., expanded is global footprint by opening three new food testing laboratories in the UK, the Philippines and Germany, in order to service its growing global client network.
“By increasing our food services operations globally, we can provide additional support to our clients within the food industry,” says Chetan Parmar, senior vice president for food services. “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-square-foot 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 was expanded and now occupies a combined area of over 2,900 square feet of laboratory and office space. The new premises also offer testing solutions for a number of Intertek divisions, including food services.
The company’s new 1,400-square-foot laboratory and office space in Bremen, Germany, features a sensory testing section to ensure that products feel, taste and look right according to the clients’ requirements.
The three new facilities also include individual sensory rooms with red lighting, which prevents the color of the food from influencing the tester’s views and enables them to focus on the product itself.