TÜV SÜD PSB Indonesia has established a business partnership with PT Qualis Indonesia and Nissenken to provide softlines testing locally. Softlines manufacturers in Indonesia can now test and certify their textiles, clothing and footwear products to international standards through an independent third party testing, inspection and certification body. The collaboration will see TÜV SÜD PSB managing the laboratory operations, PT Qualis Indonesia providing the laboratory infrastructure while Nissenken takes care of quality assurance for products bound for the Japanese markets.
“The launch of this laboratory facility represents the commitment that TÜV SÜD and PT Qualis Indonesia have towards the industry in Indonesia. Customers can be assured of the quality and delivery of softlines testing as the laboratory is exclusively managed by TÜV SÜD who is one of the market leaders in softlines testing. The new facility, accredited by Indonesian national accreditation body KAN (Komite Akreditasi Nasional), will provide comprehensive test services including chemical, performance and regulatory testing, to support softlines manufacturers in complying with international quality and safety requirements for their products.
Technicians and engineers supporting the new laboratory have undergone training by technical softlines experts from other TÜV SÜD laboratories in the region to enhance their skills and knowledge in this field. This ensures that a good process is in place to facilitate technology transfer to the newly set up laboratory. The laboratory staff have also been trained on the Japanese Industrial Standards testing method by Nissenken’s technical team at its headquarters in Japan. To maintain the technical quality, Nissenken staff are also stationed in Indonesia as technical advisers and to provide customer service support. Training will continually be provided to ensure that technical skills of staff remain current.
Mr. Santoso Sie, President Director of PT Qualis Indonesia said, “We are very excited about this new venture with TÜV SÜD PSB and Nissenken as we are able to support more local manufacturers, helping them achieve their business targets. We believe that there is huge potential in our local produce and more opportunities will come with increased quality assurance of these products.”
“Mr. Masakazu Sugano, General Manager of Nissenken in Indonesia said, “The collaboration marks our dedication to the Indonesian market and establishes our first presence in South East Asia. Our expertise in quality assurance will complement the efforts of our partners and support the requirements from all customers.”
Mr. Chong Weng Hoe, Chief Executive Officer of TÜV SÜD PSB said, “This partnership is a significant milestone for the company and reinforces TÜV SÜD’s testing capabilities in Indonesia, providing greater accessibility, time and cost efficiencies for apparel and footwear manufacturers.” “The new laboratory is aligned closely with our commitment to accelerate the pace of technology transfer, bringing about greater advancements to the ASEAN market and meeting our customers’ opportunities as well as challenges,” he added.
Cable Testing Capabilities
Other than softlines testing, PT Qualis Indonesia has also partnered TÜV SÜD’ PSB Indonesia to offer cable manufacturers in Indonesia a new avenue to test cable products. Located within the same facility, TÜV SÜD PSB’s expertise for cable testing will allow manufacturers to test and certify their cables to stringent international standards such as BS and IEC standards. With this new service readily available locally, cable manufacturers, buyers, traders and government bodies, can have greater confidence of the quality and safety of electrical products.