Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, announced the opening of a new laboratory building in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., housing its Transportation Technologies services. The new laboratory building offers an expanded, 135,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. The new space will allow the company to offer its customers in the automotive industry Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification (ATIC) solutions.
Intertek will move into the new space in multiple phases, starting with the relocation and expansion of the chemical testing team, who evaluates the performance and properties of lubricants, other fluids, and material compounds found in automobile applications.
In the coming months, they will be joined by Intertek’s small engine and emissions testing team, who assess engines used in products such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), motorcycles, marine products, and garden products. The team will utilize 27 existing engine test cells which can be adapted based on client needs and supported by the facility’s infrastructure.
The remaining space will be designed based on customer input and industry feedback, including addressing client-specific needs for alternative energy powertrain applications.
“At Intertek, we are always looking to bring our customers and the industries we serve innovative, comprehensive total quality assurance solutions. We’re thrilled to combine our automotive testing solutions in San Antonio with an expanded space that uses cutting-edge technology and customized facilities to bring our customers the solutions they need to get their products to market quickly and efficiently,” said Tim Hubbard, senior vice president, Intertek.
Intertek provides expertise on performance, quality and reliability standards and expectations for the automotive industries with efficient, cost-effective insights and testing capabilities. Intertek is accredited to conduct hundreds of electrical, chemical, and mechanical tests for automotive components, products, and systems.