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QIMA Expands Testing Capabilities with Fully Accredited Laboratory in Hangzhou, China

New facility complements QIMA testing capabilities in China, offering an extensive selection of consumer product tests to international and local buyers.

HONG KONG - July 17, 2017

QIMA, a global quality control and supplier compliance service provider, today announced the expansion of its testing capacities in Asia with a new fully accredited laboratory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Global brands and retailers that source from China as well as local manufacturers can make use of the extensive selection of physical and chemical tests for Hardlines, Softlines and Food Contact Items to ensure compliance with international and regional standards, including GB, ISO, EN, CPAI and more.

The 2,000 sqm laboratory is outfitted with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, including GC-MS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, EDXRF, IC, HPLC, UV/VIS and sound tester and has been accredited by the China Metrology Association (CMA) and Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNAS) for ISO 17025.

"Ensuring consumer safety and product compliance remains ever-important for businesses sourcing from Asia," said Sebastien Breteau, QIMA's Founder and CEO. "The expert team of our new testing lab in Hangzhou will help international brands and retailers navigate product safety regulations worldwide and secure their global supply chains against recalls and reputational risks."

Hangzhou, sometimes referred to as the 'Silicon Valley of China', is the capital of Zhejiang province and among the country's top 10 cities for GDP with above $160 Billion USD (2016). It is a major industrial and technological hub of coastal China, conveniently located in the Yangtze River delta.

The Hangzhou lab expands QIMA's product safety offering, complementing the company's existing lab testing facilities in Hong Kong and the USA.

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QIMA is a leading quality control and supplier compliance service provider that partners with brands, retailers and importers globally to secure and optimize their supply chain. QIMA performs Supplier Audit Programs, Product Inspections and Lab Testing in 85 countries.

With its unique online and mobile management platform for quality control, QIMA guarantees to be onsite within 48 hours of booking, compiling a detailed report available online the same day as the inspection. Headquartered in Hong Kong, QIMA has 20 offices, 4 in-house labs, and over 2,000 employees.

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