MAPUTO, Mozambique - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has expanded local services and capabilities at their laboratory in Beira, Mozambique to offer support to local agricultural businesses throughout Mozambique and within the East African region.
The new laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, staffed by experienced technicians and will provide analytical support for clients requiring microbiological and chemical analysis. The laboratory offers fast and accurate screening to detect, identify, and quantify the presence of harmful aflatoxins and is now equipped to test grains and pulses for genetically modified organisms.
Mr David Du Plessis, Country Manager of Intertek Mozambique, said, “These new testing capabilities are a welcome addition to our growing network of laboratories and capabilities in Mozambique, giving our clients added technical support, expertise and solutions.” Intertek has six laboratories and offices across Mozambique that support local and international client activities in the region. These include agricultural testing as well as petroleum, industrial and energy sector services.
Valentin Rossel, Global Business line leader for the Agricultural Division, said, “The new testing capabilities will assist our clients in the region, to protect their business and minimize the risk of negative health impacts, and maintain recommended standards for the control of harmful Aflatoxin levels in agricultural products.”
Intertek agricultural services in Mozambique and globally include:
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.
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David du Plessis, (+258) 23 324 521 / (+258 ) 23320253
Country Manager Mozambique
Regional Sales and Marketing
Thomas Andrews, (+27) 31 274 8000
Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa