New leadership and expanded services help meet rapidly growing demand for third-party certification
9 June 2009 – Singapore – Intertek (ITRK.L), a leading global provider of quality and safety solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its management systems auditing and certification business in Malaysia. With this move, the company brings its global network of more than 1,000 auditors within easy reach of Malaysia's expanding industrial base.
Intertek also announces that Mr. Simon Lee has joined the company to manage this new Malaysian business. Mr. Lee brings over 15 years of leadership experience in quality assurance and auditing, most recently as the managing director of a joint venture in China. As a certified lead auditor for the ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 standards, he has audited hundreds of companies across Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia ("SIM").
"Simon brings rich auditing and managing skills and experience to Intertek. His in-depth knowledge of SIM will help us develop and grow in this promising sub-region," said Christopher Yeong, Asia-Pacific Regional Director for Auditing and Systems Certification at Intertek.
Management systems certification in Malaysia has been on a consistent upward trend, experiencing double-digit growth nearly every year since ISO began its annual survey in 1993. From 2006 to 2010, the number of ISO 9001 certificates issued to organizations in Malaysia grew by 15% (per The ISO Survey – 2010).
Intertek offers accredited third-party certification to a wide range of management systems standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. The company can also audit integrated management systems, second-party (supplier) programs, environmental report data, and much more.
"Malaysia has great potential for our auditing and certification business. We can serve the rubber industry that the country is so well-known for, as well as the electronic and mechanical manufacturing industries it is forming as a newly industrializing nation," explains Mr. Yeong.
For further information, please contact:
Global Marketing Manager, Systems Certification
Telephone: +1 978 929 2116
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.intertek.com.