WORMS SAFETY strengthens further its laboratory capabilities for textile testing in China
WORMS SAFETY is pleased to announce its strengthening into China with the strategic acquisition of two accredited laboratories in Shanghai and Huizhou, bringing its global network of laboratories to 14 in:
- Hong Kong – Center of Excellence of Worms Safety Laboratories’ network, responsible for the global technical alignment
- China – Shanghai, Huizhou, Ningbo
- France – Oraison, Valence
- Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City
- Indonesia – Semarang
- India – Noida, Mumbai, Tirupur, Rajkot
- Turkey – Istanbul
- Poland (2019)
The development was made possible by WORMS SAFETY’s acquisition of Qualspec, Australia’s leading textile quality assurance certified body with more than 25 years’ industry experience. For WORMS SAFETY, which is the first global alliance of quality management composed solely of product and industrial specialists, the strategic objective is to complement the well-established scope and geographical coverage of SgT Group, WORMS SAFETY’s global textile specialist.
Huizhou city and Shanghai are within the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone and Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone. In particular, Huicheng district in Huizhou has been identified as one of the national pilot cluster regions for China’s textile industry. The district has also been coined the “City of Menswear”.
The partnership will see SgT and Qualspec working closely together to establish synergies which will significantly strengthen WORMS SAFETY’s Textile and Apparel Technical Expertise Division. In addition, this strategic acquisition will also bring a shared understanding of Australia’s market and its regulations.
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Qualspec is a globally accredited specialist in quality management in the textile industry. Qualspec provides tailored quality assurance services to help businesses successfully manage the complexities of a rapidly evolving global marketplace. Qualspec aims to support brands achieving consistent levels of apparel quality challenged by the knowledgeable and sophisticated customer of today and tomorrow.
Qualspec was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1994 to offer testing and inspection services to the country’s major retailers and their suppliers who were then manufacturing locally as well as sourcing from Fiji and China. Textile testing laboratories were set up in Huizhou and Shanghai. Further offices have since been set up across Asia expanding the global reach through a multi-cultural team selected for technical expertise, experience and integrity.
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