Operating for over 130 years and with a workforce of 38,000 people in 1,000 locations worldwide – including engineers, chemists, biologists, geologists, research doctors, consultants and government and institutional advisors – Intertek epitomises a global organisation.
The IOE is pleased to welcome the business – which boasts over 200,000 customers worldwide including Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd, Canon, Chevron, Cisco, Ericsson and ExxonMobil – as corporate members.
Intertek provides quality solutions to industries worldwide spanning textiles, toys, electronics, building, heating and pharmaceuticals to auditing and inspection, testing and training, advisory and certification – ensuring its clients’ products meet stringent quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards in virtually every market worldwide.
Mimi Ajala, Market Development Manager in Intertek’s Government & Trade Services said; “The exporting industry is one that is bound to grow, especially with the continued technological enhancements that make international markets more reachable. However, for smaller businesses to benefit from these opportunities, they need to be more aware of the legalisation in other countries.
“If a business does not know the requirements of the countries it is exporting or importing to, then it will cost them in time, finances and relationships.”
The company is also an international provider in the issuance of the Certificate of Conformity – a mandatory document required by Customs to ensure that products are fully tested in a recognised laboratory and certificated before they are shipped to their destination country.
As an IOE member, Intertek is keen to assist and support UK businesses that are trading internationally, or thinking about entering the international market, to do so with more ease in regards to customs clearance.
Mimi added: “With adequate and appropriate education and training businesses are able to carry out international trade with confidence and success. This is why the service and support offered by the IOE is fantastic, because it exposes businesses to a wealth of knowledge and expertise that they would not otherwise be able to access – something we are also passionate about.
“We hope that by becoming members of the IOE our business will continue to achieve its goals of supporting UK businesses to trade internationally via a seamless export journey.”