UL Opens First Consumer Product Testing Facility in Vietnam

Laboratory provides capacity to deliver on Vietnam’s global supply
chain aspirations

NORTHBROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CRS–Today, UL, a global safety science organization, officially opened its
new Consumer and Retail Services (CRS) Testing Laboratory in Ho Chi Minh
City, Vietnam. The state of the art laboratory spans over 1,300 square
meters and expands capacity in the region to test toys and premiums,
textiles, footwear, accessories and jewelry for compliance with a
variety of safety and performance-related requirements. Through a formal
agreement with Quatest III, a leading Vietnamese laboratory under the
Ministry of Science and Technology, UL is poised as an effective partner
to local Vietnamese and multinational manufacturers who seek to deepen
and expand their integration into global supply chains.

Keith Williams, UL CEO & President, Sajeev Jesudas, President of UL
Consumer Business and Weifang Zhou, President of UL Ventures business
joined more than 100 government officials, representatives from local
industry associations and clients for the grand opening.

The new laboratory marks a milestone in UL’s regional business expansion
for testing, inspection and audit services, and charts the course for
additional collaboration in other significant areas to Vietnam such as

“We have seen an increased need in global consumer testing services and
strategically, we want to be where our clients need us to be,” said Mr.
Jesudas. “Vietnam is an essential country to be in as we expand our
footprint for consumer testing services in the ASEAN region.”

“Vietnam’s leadership has likewise committed to a path of reforms –
administrative, regulatory, and trade – that provide a strong foundation
for innovation and entrepreneurism to flourish,” said UL CEO and
US-ASEAN Business Council Chairman Keith Williams. “And UL is pleased
that investments and partnerships such as this one will help accelerate
the Vietnam manufacturing base’s overall contributions to global trade
and supply chains.”

The new laboratory opening follows the recent acquisition of U.S. based
Consumer Testing Laboratories (CTL) to further expand UL capacity for
consumer testing services. Together with Quatest III, the collaboration
enables UL to provide technical training that deepens Vietnam’s
scientific excellence and that builds out capacity in such soft skills
areas as communications and problem-solving.

The new lab is located at Lot C5, Conurbation 2, Cat Lai Industrial
Zone, Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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UL Consumer and Retail Services
Hendrik Dold
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E-mail: hendrik.dold@ul.com
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