Vietnam gets its own consumer, retail products test lab

Vietnam has gotten one step closer to having its manufactured goods and fresh produce certified safe on a global standard.

The Underwriters Laboratories (UK), a global safety science organisation, has just opened its Consumer and Retail Services (CRS) Testing Laboratory in the country, spanning over 1,300 sqm, testing everything from textiles to accessories, footwear and toys.

The opening of UL will allow local Vietnamese players to expand its products to global supply chains, making the country manufacturing business multinational.

“We have seen an increased need in global consumer testing services and strategically, we want to be where our clients need us to be,” said president of UL Consumer Business, Sajeev Jesudas. “Vietnam is an essential country to be in as we expand our footprint for consumer testing services in the ASEAN region.”

The new laboratory is the result of a collaboration between US-based Consumer Testing Laboratories (CTL) and Quatest III, for which the latter is under the Ministry of Science and Technology.