Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide recently entered into an exclusive services appointment and strategic partnership with Bangladesh Export Import Company Limited (BEXIMCO).
South Asia, and Bangladesh is now emerging as the new hotspot for PPE manufacturing and have ramped up the manufacturing of world- class, large- scale PPE.
BEXIMCO has recently set up a new PPE Industrial Park. The company has already exported 6.5 million PPE gowns to the USA and has a vision to become one of the major players in PPE manufacturing globally. Intertek shall have exclusive rights to operate and manage the new PPE quality assurance laboratory from planning and set-up, to providing guidelines on equipment, managing the daily operations and provision of technical experts to delivering accreditations.
The operational lab shall cater to all customers across the PPE ecosystem in Bangladesh including Government of Bangladesh (Ministry of Health), WHO, Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) and private manufacturers alike.
Intertek's extensive expertise in providing independent Total Quality Assurance solutions in this sector, across a global network of labs, will provide BEXIMCO with complete end-to-end solutions to manufacture, test and distribute PPE equipment around the globe.
Commenting on the agreement, Intertek CEO André Lacroix, said: "We are delighted to have entered into this exclusive agreement with BEXIMCO, an organisation which has long been the leader in manufacturing high quality garments and textiles in Bangladesh. We look forward to deepening our existing partnership and supporting BEXIMCO's vision in becoming a key player in the manufacture of PPE globally, thereby leveraging our global reach and experience to ensure that all safety, hygiene and quality standards are met for PPE garments throughout the world."
"We are extremely proud to be working with our partners at Intertek. Our vision is simple, we want to create the world's leading PPE facility, capable of manufacturing, testing, certifying and distributing PPE around the world all under one roof," said BEXIMCO CEO Syed Naved Husain.
"Intertek is a global leader in Total Quality Assurance solutions and partnering with them will ensure that our PPE is compliant with the most rigorous, independently verified standards across the globe," he added.
Intertek has helped Bangladesh industries ensure the quality, quantity and safety of their products, processes and systems, supporting clients involved with textiles and garments, leather and footwear, food, petroleum, petrochemicals, agricultural products, pre- shipment inspection under contract with the government, industrial technical services, high-end engineering projects, government projects and international systems certifications for about two decades now.