German Firm TÜV Rheinland opens Softlines Testing Lab at Gurgaon at an investment of 1.9 million Euros
TÜV Rheinland, a global top ten technical service provider, continues to expand its worldwide capacities for softlines testing with the opening of a new laboratory in Gurgaon, India. For the 1,500 square meter laboratory an investment of 1.9 million euros was made. Another 1.5 million euros are being invested in two additional softlines laboratories in Bangalore and Tirupur, India, which are slated for inauguration within the next months. During the opening ceremony TÜV Rheinland CEO Dr. Manfred Bayerlein said: “The huge Indian market for product testing is also a very important market for TÜV Rheinland. This is why we invest in four laboratories in this region alone, with a laboratory in Bangladesh operational since last year and three new ones this year in India.” The softlines laboratory network of TÜV Rheinland now comprises testing facilities in nine countries, offering customers the benefit of one-stop testing for global markets. TÜV Rheinland started its Indian operations in 1996. From 23 offices 400 employees cater to the domestic market, to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives Islands. TÜV Rheinland intends to reliably provide high-quality services to meet customers’ needs and requirements, with the aim to become a leading product testing service provider in the region. TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 140 years ago. The Group maintains a presence at around 500 locations in 65 countries with 16,000 employees. Annual turnover is EUR 1.4 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.