Intertek ETL Entela Plans New Automotive Test Lab in Shanghai


-Intertek Automotive Services: First Commercial Automotive Component/Systems Test Lab in China-


Grand Rapids , MI — Intertek ETL Entela announces plans for a new automotive component and systems test lab in Shanghai, the first commercial lab of its kind in China.  The new facility, to be called “Intertek Automotive Services” will operate as part of Intertek ETL Entela and will be located in the Pudong Region of Shanghai, with 40,000 square feet of available space.


The lab will initially focus on automotive performance testing, primarily for electronics, audio and interior components, including:

Vibration (sine, random, shock)

Thermal Aging (walk-in chambers, drive-in chambers)

Thermal Cycling

Programmable Chamber Exposures

Temperature, Humidity

BSR (Buzz, Squeak, Rattle)

“With Intertek Automotive Services we are committed to bringing ETL Entela’s automotive testing and engineering expertise to China as a full-service supplier” said Ms. Kim Phillipi , Regional President. “We’re proud to be the first commercial automotive component and systems test lab in this region, and we are making a significant investment in new equipment and facilities in order to provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art testing capabilities.”  Future expansion plans call for the addition of EMC testing, multi-axis vibration/ accelerated stress testing (AST) and other automotive testing and engineering services.


Intertek Automotive Services currently offers capabilities in China to automotive OEMs and suppliers that include engineering / product development, program management, technical liaison and support with N. American OEM’s and suppliers, supply chain development/supplier audits and public & on-site training (EMC, DFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, AST, ISO/TS 16949).


More information is available by contacting +86 21 6495 6565 ext. 246 or 247 or +86 136 3669 4644 in China , or in the U.S. call 616-617-2767.


Intertek Group plc (FSE:ITRK),  an international testing, inspection and certification organization, operates in 273 laboratories and 521 offices in 100 countries throughout the world. The company assesses customers' products and commodities against a wide range of safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards and in some cases, certifies the management systems of customers. The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek provides access to global markets through its local services including product safety testing and certification, EMC testing and performance testing for customers in industries such as household appliances, HVAC, cables and wiring accessories, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, semiconductor, building products and electronics.


Intertek ETL Entela provides Automotive Product, Systems, Material Testing, Failure Analysis, Engineering Services, Accelerated Stress Testing, and Automotive Systems Certification (ISO 9000, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14000, QS-9000, TE Supplement).  Please see for more information.


Linda Hall
Marketing Project Manager
Intertek ETL Entela
Ph:  616-247-0515, ext. 5604  Fax:  616-574-9752

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