SGS relocates and expands Textile and Apparel Testing Laboratory in Mexico City
In Mexico City, SGS has relocated its textile testing laboratory to larger premises at the Industrial Park Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico, an area that is at the heart of Mexico’s textile sourcing and manufacturing hub. ISO 17025 accredited by the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA), and extending to 1,200 square meters, this new facility enables SGS to offer a diverse range of testing, inspection and audit solutions to the textile supply chain from raw materials to the retail outlet. Serving a thriving business community, SGS’s new laboratory offers one of the broadest scopes of testing services in the country.
The experienced technical team have the skills and equipment to deliver testing based on the Mexican norms, as well as ISO, AATCC and ASTM methods for parameters including:
– Physical testing
These testing capabilities cover product categories including:
– Home textiles
– Paper and cardboard
According to the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, in 2015 Mexico was the second largest importer of goods to the USA by value. Today, the country is the fourth largest supplier of fabric, threads, apparel, accessories and leather products, to the US – delivering almost USD 7.5 billion in 2015.
With a global network of expertise, and extensive local services for the textile and apparel industry, and its sourcing offices, SGS supports client in achieving product safety compliance, demonstrating quality and accessing local and international markets.