Shanghai, China (PressExposure) January 12, 2010 -- On August 7th, 2009 SGS China officially opened its laboratory for natural stone and homogeneous material in Xiamen in response to the high demand for testing and certification services in the region.
The SGS lab is strategically positioned in the port of Xiamen, one of the main stone production and export bases in China and a leading base in the world. The laboratory has been designed, equipped, and staffed to provide technical support for local and international trading communities.
With 20 employees and about 1000m2 of floorspace, the lab in Xiamen provides testing and CE certification for stone exports to European, African and Asian countries and carries out other tests on homogeneous products such as artificial stone, ceramic and wooden materials.
Regulated by ISO 17025 and accredited by China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), the laboratory can send inspection results directly to the head office in Switzerland and companies can obtain certification in Xiamen. The time taken for the whole process is shortened from the previous 40 days to just 10 days.