Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Establishes a Partnership with Quality Lab, a Portuguese Laboratory Specialized in Textiles

Feb 16, 2016, 02:30 ET from Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

HONG KONG, February 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

~ Expanding Bureau Veritas testing capabilities in Southern Europe ~ 

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Quality Lab, a Portuguese laboratory specializing in analytical/physical testing and fiber analysis for the textile industry located in the North of Portugal.

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This partnership reinforces the footprint of BVCPS in Portugal where textiles is one of the oldest industries in the country, generating 9% of the Portuguese exports. Employing in excess of 100,000 people, the Portuguese textile industry continues to develop and is focusing its efforts on innovative and quality products.

Founded in 2009 and located in Trofa, Quality Lab has established a strong technical reputation in the textiles industry. Equipped with modern testing equipment, with a team of highly skilled and customer-focused employees, the laboratory can perform physical and chemical testing to assess the safety, compliance and quality of apparel and textile products. Quality Lab is accredited by the Portuguese Institute for Accreditation (IPAC).

Mark Agius, Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, comments: "I am delighted to welcome Quality Lab as a business partner, enabling Bureau Veritas to better serve our softlines clients in Southern Europe. Portugal is a region where many of our retail clients are sourcing from and it is a logical step for us to develop our network wherever our clients need."

About Bureau Veritas 

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has more than 66,500 employees in 1,400 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environment protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 006174348, stock symbol: BVI) Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com

Bureau Veritas' Consumer Products Services division is a leading global quality assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets. It offers an array of specialized services including testing, inspections, audits and engineering services for a wide range of consumer products. These products include hard goods; toys and juvenile products; soft goods; premiums; electrical and electronic products including wireless and mobile devices; automotive equipment; food products as well as health, beauty, cosmetics, and household products. Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com/cps

About Quality Lab 

Quality Lab is a laboratory established in 2009, specialized in Softlines and located in Trofa, in the northern area of Portugal.

Quality Lab offers testing services for chemical substances (toxicity), physical testing (resistance, dimensional stability, construction and materials characterization), as well as fiber analysis and color fastness.

Quality Lab is accredited by IPAC according to ISO / EIC 17025

Website: http://www.qualitylab.pt/

SOURCE Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services