TESTEX announced the official opening of its Vietnam office in Ho Chi Minh City.
The new office will enable the Swiss testing and certification institute to deliver its premium services in a country with strong economic potential and a vibrant textile industry. As an independent, accredited and internationally recognized testing laboratory, TESTEX tests and certifies textiles and leather goods in line with stringent international regulations and standards.
The UV Standard 801, TESTEX Community Mask and TESTEX Proven Quality labels ensure a high level of credibility and increased customers’ confidence. Its physical and chemical textile tests include fibers, single and ply yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens and finished products. It also offers fire testing and clothing physiology tests on fabrics and apparel.
TESTEX noted that Vietnam is among the top textile producing countries and apparel exporters in the world, and the garment and textile industry is one of the key industries in the country, contributing to 16 percent of total gorss domestic product (GDP). In the past five years, the textile industry has continuously grown at an average rate of 17 percent annually.
As many of TESTEX’s customers from other Asian countries are increasingly producing and investing in Vietnam, there is increased demand for auditing services in particular. With a branch office in Vietnam, TESTEX is now able to give its customers a more comprehensive service locally.
TESTEX’s new country manager and certified auditor Van Pham has more than 10 years of experience in compliance, certification and quality assessment in the textile industry. She has worked as country supervisor and senior lead auditor in Vietnam and Cambodia for eight years.
During this time, she conducted more than 1,000 audits for diversity pland, programs and clients and also trained various customers and their suppliers in and around Southeast Asia.
The TESTEX Group is a founding and member institute of the Oeko-Tex Association and is the official Oeko-Tex representative in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan. The company employs more than 300 staff at around 30 locations worldwide.