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Turkey, one of the world’s major clothing exporters, has shown stable growth over the years. The country's close proximity to Europe attracts buyers from these countries. In 2010, Turkey was the second largest importer into the EU, just behind China.1  To expand the industry, the Turkey Ministry of Economy set the Turkish Exports Strategy for 2023 with a view to making Istanbul an international fashion, fair and trade centre.2

In light of growing demand in the region, we are pleased to announce the expansion and service enhancement of our textile laboratory in Turkey. The new premises are spacious and are equipped with cutting edge technology. The latest and most up to date Gas Chromatographs and Liquid Chromatographs, allow SGS Turkey to provide world class services with greater capacity. SGS Turkey has become a symbol of reliability to everyone due to the development and innovation of its services in testing, inspection, verification and certification as well as adapting these services to current market conditions.

The grand opening was on November 24, 2011 with numerous business partners and SGS executives from all over the world participating in the event. The opening ceremony symbolised a brand new chapter for SGS Turkey since its beginning in 1933.

The CTS Turkey Business Manager Mehmet Cem Ozen gave a speech at the opening ceremony. He emphasized that the company’s commitment to quality and excellence services had enabled unprecedented growth in a short period of time.  He added: “We tried to expand our horizons and with the expansion of our service capacity we have achieved a huge leap forward. Now it is time for us to provide better and quicker service to our customers."

Our textile laboratory in Turkey was founded in 2004 and is located in Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey and the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Our lab is accredited by UKAS to ISO17025 and also is accredited by CPSC and DAkkS, thus our laboratory is able to serve clients on meeting diversified market requirements. The new facility offers a full spectrum of consumer testing services including physical and chemical tests performed according to international standards such as ISO, BS, DIN, AATCC, ASTM, CPSC, etc.  Our consumer testing services and technical consultants can assist you to ensure product safety, performance and reliability, and to increase your competitive edge in the market.

1 WTO Statistics
2 Turkish Exports Strategy 2023, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy

SGS Turkey
Ms. Nadin Hacerestunc
Osmanpasa Cad. No:95 E Blok Gunesli, 34209 Istanbul
t: +90-212-368-4000
f: +90-212-296-4782

Global Softlines Development Office
t: +852 2334 4481


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