SGS Inaugurates New Textile Testing Laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Released on: August 20, 2014, 9:34 am (EDT)
Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Phnom Penh/ Cambodia, August 20, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- SGS has established a new textile testing laboratory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one of the important textile and garment manufacturing sites in the region.

The newly-inaugurated laboratory is equipped with the-state-of-the-art facilities to provide physical and restricted substances testing for the entire range of apparel and textile products and restricted substances testing for footwear products. The presence of SGS here will contribute to and strengthen the local apparel industry’s ability to attain a Global standard and acceptability.

Textile and Garment Industry in Cambodia

Cambodia remains the hub of ready-made garment exports to European and USA markets. This clearly demonstrates the increasing demand for consumer product testing services in the region. Product safety, quality and compliance requirements of REACH and CPSIA regulations have increased the need for chemical test parameters in the textile supply chain. The SGS new state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped to address these restricted substance requirements as well as sustainability management in the textile and apparel industry.

Improved Textile Testing Capabilities

The new capacity and testing capabilities of the SGS Cambodia laboratory serve the country's ever expanding textile industry by providing valuable and rapid testing services to local textile and garment manufacturers needing to comply with international regulations and requirements. In addition to testing, quality inspection, compliance audits, factory assessment and loading supervision make SGS Cambodia a one-stop service provider for the country's textile industry.

Textile Testing Laboratory – Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony, attended by over 100 participants, was held on 8th August 2014 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and laboratory tour. Management representatives from SGS Group and honorable guests such as H.E. Christoph Burgener, the Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia, Myanmar and Lao, H.E. Touchayoot Pakdi, the Thai Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. By Pitou , the Deputy General Director of Ministry of Industrial and Handicraft, and Mr. Oknha Van Sou Ieng, the Chairman of Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) attended the inauguration ceremony.

About SGS Softlines Services
SGS Global Softlines has an extensive network of over 40 laboratories worldwide, with a strong team of committed professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. The company’s internationally accredited state-of-the-art testing laboratories offer a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services ( for components, materials and finished products. SGS help companies ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide.

For further information, please contact an SGS expert.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Amnat Pisutsin
General Manager
SGS (Cambodia) Limited
No. 1076A-C, Street 371, Sangkat Stung Meanchey,
Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh,
Kingdom of Cambodia
t: +855 (0)23-967-889

Kris Wan
Senior Manager, Global Softlines Development Office
SGS Hong Kong
t: +852 2765 3695


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

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