05 January 2015 - SGS in Indonesia has opened its new Footwear Physical Laboratory in Jakarta, Cilandak. This new testing facility builds on the country’s successful footwear testing services, offered since 2011. The leather and footwear testing laboratory now provides the full range of physical and chemical testing to the industry.
The need for full and effective shoe and footwear testing is being driven by increasing consumer awareness about product safety, and increased regulation in key markets. Many countries, including the EU and USA, have reported the need to recall footwear as a result of a product’s failure to comply with chemical and physical quality requirements. In addition, countries including China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have also created standards regulating the physical and chemical requirements for imported shoes and footwear products.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.