Thursday, April 28, 2016

UL’s Consumer & Retail Services Testing Laboratory Now in Bangalore


UL, a global safety science company has announced the opening of their Consumer and Retail Services Testing Laboratory in Bangalore.  The new state of the art laboratory will cater to the regulatory and voluntary testing needs of consumer products like textiles and apparel for the Southern and Western regions, which are a prominent base for textile and leather industries. This is the second such facility established by UL in India – the first consumer product testing laboratory was set up at Gurgaon, in 2013.

The Bangalore Laboratory, spread over 4000 sq ft, comprises separate units for analytical, colour fastness and physical testing as per global standards, with latest cutting edge equipment. customers at the new testing laboratory can now benefit from UL’s global expertise to widen their international market access by helping to ensure compliance to a host of safety standards and address product performance and quality.

Commenting on the occasion, Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL South Asia, said, “In our  constant endeavor  to support the Make in India programme, we have helped Indian manufacturers expand and sustain their businesses by facilitating global market access. The Indian market is fuelled with growing impetus for quality assurance, coupled with the increasing awareness for the need for consumer and product safety. Our new laboratory is an extension of the company's commitment to be ‘In India for India’ while striving towards a safer living environment for all. UL will continue to enable manufacturers to comply with environmental standards and regulations by providing an efficient, cost-effective third party testing services.”

Sarbajeet Mukherjee, General Manager - Consumer and Retail Services, UL South Asia said,   “UL’s quality and time bound service has resulted in our customers requesting us to expand our services in Southern India. While catering to our existing and new clients, the laboratory will also help our clients to optimize their product performance with UL expert solutions that mitigate potential risks and help protect their brands.”

Bangalore is already home to UL’s sprawling 40,000 sq ft NABL accredited laboratory that houses advanced facilities for varied sectors like consumer technology, photovoltaic, HVAC, photometry, electrical products, medical devices, and drinking water testing.

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