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24th July 2015, Hong Kong

Intertek expands its Southeast Asia presence into Myanmar

According to the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association, the country’s garment industry exports doubled in only three years, reaching US 1.5 billion in 2014. Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions, has expanded its Southeast Asia presence into Myanmar with the launch of its Garment Inspection Services in the country.

The company’s expansion into Myanmar supplements its textile and apparel testing and inspection services throughout Southeast Asia, in countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Myanmar is truly a new frontier for industrial growth in Asia and the world. Intertek offers perfect combination of geographical location and expertise to support this rapidly growing client base from Thailand,” commented Panyos Tohtong, Intertek Country Managing Director for Thailand.

Substantial growth

“In 2014, Myanmar saw substantial growth in its apparel industry, with a new factory opening every week. As a result, there is a critical need for inspection services to support the industry as it continues on this upward trajectory,” said Calvin Yam, Senior Vice President for Global Softlines at Intertek.

“As more North American and European retailers and brands commit to sourcing from Myanmar, the country’s apparel industry is primed to continue its rapid growth, making it a key area for Intertek expansion as well.”

Quality solutions

According to the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association, the country’s garment industry exports doubled in only three years, reaching US 1.5 billion in 2014. Today, the country’s industry employs 200,000 workers across 275 apparel factories, making it the largest industrial sector in Myanmar.

With around 1,200 highly specialized inspectors, Intertek offers a full range of garment inspection services across the supply chain, from pre-inspection of raw materials and fabrics at the factories, to during production inspections of finished and semi-finished goods to identify faults and defects and finally a pre-shipment final random inspection to ensure the required product specifications are met.

Additionally, the company works with fabric and apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers to help ensure their products comply with the relevant standards and regulations throughout the production process.

www.intertek.com

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