Intertek boosts toy testing services

Firm acquires Porst & Partner laboratory to expand toy testing services in Europe.
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The leading international provider of quality and services today announced its acquisition of Porst & Partner, located in Fürth near Nürnberg in Bavaria, Germany.

Porst & Partner is a laboratory providing consumer product testing and is a well-known provider of engineering services including evaluation and renovation of abandoned and contaminated industrial sites.

The two companies have been collaboration on various business projects with Porst & Partner since 2005.

Porst & Partner’s services include chemical analyses of a variety of consumer goods including leather, textiles, metallic accessories, toys and wooden items, physical testing of textiles, toys and hard goods, RoHS compliance and REACH related services.

Bernard Leroy, president of Intertek Consumer Goods EMEA explained: “Intertek is pleased to acquire the highly regarded expertise and competence of Porst & Partner to the Intertek global network.

"We see a rising demand for the services offered by Porst & Partner for both local and global clients especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The technical proficiency of Porst & Partner will optimize and complement our existing services in central Europe.”

Kay Grönhardt, MD of Porst & Partner, added, “Porst & Partner is enthusiastic about joining the Intertek team. The international network, global solutions and comprehensive range of services Intertek provides will offer us totally new opportunities in the future.

"With the combination of our specialised services and Intertek’s reputable expertise in auditing, legal consultancy, inspection and certification, we are able to provide a complete, one-stop-shop solution for international companies.”


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