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Geo Chem: A global testing & inspection giant in Bangladesh

Geo Chem is an independent testing and inspection company, founded in 1964. Based in Dubai, Techno Park, UAE and branches in 37 countries across the globe, and affiliates in 17 key markets in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Europe and the US.

Geo Chem BD
Figure1: Geo Chem CPS, Bangladesh office.

Geo Chem today, is one of the largest and reputable inspection and testing organization. The core activities of Geo Chem are inspection and testing of petroleum products, consumer products services, chemical, water, wastewater, vegetable oil, agri products, environmental testing, microbiological testing, etc. Geo Chem is also into environmental monitoring, calibration, crude assay and collateral management services.

Geo Chem CPS, Bangladesh initiative

Geo Chem has come up with a state-of-art laboratory facility in Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh, since the first quarter of the current year. This is the third laboratory under company’s consumer products services division with the latest physical and analytical testing machinery to support the textile industries in Bangladesh. This laboratory has already obtained ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.

In order to meet the global needs of the brands, retailers, buying agencies and manufacturers, Geo Chem CPS, offers a comprehensive softline testing, inspection, CSR, training, consultancy and apparel fitting solution services (La Fit) to the Bangladesh textiles and apparel.

It also provides a convenient third party services solution for the manufacturers. Geo Chem can support customers safety and legal quality requirement while helping to minimize costs with the unparalleled knowledge and expertise on global regulations and trends of the apparel, garment and leather & footwear industry.

Manish Kumar, Global-Executive Vice President, Geo Chem
Figure 2: Manish Kumar, Global Executive Vice President of Geo Chem CPS.

Manish Kumar, Global Executive Vice President of Geo Chem CPS, said during inauguration program Geo Chem CPS, Bangladesh, “We are coming up with very extensive scopes and capabilities in this lab. This lab would be able to cater to physical, chemical and analytical parameters for the textile industry.”

Mahbubur Rahman, General Manager, Geo Chem CPS Bangladesh said “We have developed an effective operations platform to ensure quality and minimum turnaround time of our operations. Our digital portal has many unique features which are very new in the industry as well as in Bangladesh. This is complete system which minimizes the time loss and gives accurate status from ground zero to the client”.

Geo Chem CPS Bangladesh services
Figure 3: Geo Chem CPS, Bangladesh services.

A short brief about service portfolio:

Softline Testing: Geo Chem provides testing for the garment & apparel items. It also measures the attributes and performance comfort properties of any type of clothing in varied environmental conditions.

Geo Chem laboratory BD
Figure 4: Geo Chem has equipped the Bangladesh facility with the latest physical and analytical testing machinery.

Analytical Testing: Analytical testing services are provided for a wide range of material/samples to various customers for different markets and industries.

Inspection Services: Geo Chem’s diverse range of inspection services provides trusted support for products, projects and processes. A complete solution for pre-production activities in apparel industry includes, Textile and apparel, Yarn inspection, Fabric inspection, Soft home furnishing, Hardlines, Imitation jewelry, Leather and footwear, Loading supervision.

La-fit: In today’s fast-paced competitive environment, textile manufacturers are deeply concerned about garment fitting issues. Geo Chem provides technical support to same time and cost during pre-production and production process. La-fit is a unique and complete solution for preproduction activities in the apparel industry.

Geo Chem Bangladesh services
Figure 5: Geo Chem Bangladesh facility has equipped for best sample services.

 CSR audit/Social Compliance Audit: Geo Chem conducts and provides support in various social compliance audits in Bangladesh and is the first time TIC in Bangladesh who has introduced its specialized department called ‘sustainability’.

Lab Consultancy: Geo Chem scientists and technical staff provide solution-oriented critical laboratory support for trouble-shooting to customers to run their business and meet the quality goal and global acceptability of their products.

Training: The aim of the Training program is to train factory professionals as well as students to support the textile and apparel industry.

MahbuburRahman, GM, Geo Chem BD
Figure 6: Mahbubur Rahman, General Manager, Geo Chem CPS Bangladesh.

Highly experienced technical team

Under the leadership of Manish Kumar, Global Executive Vice president, Geo Chem and his dedicated team have left no stone unturned to ensure a win-win situation for the CPS Division and the industry.

“Apart from having the latest machines and set up, we have an excellent team in Bangladesh who are well versed from the industry,” Said Manish Kumar.

“Our team is constantly talking to the industry gauging their problem areas and based on the data collected by in-house system, we can address issues faster”. he added.

Geo Chem customer portal

Unique to the industry, the Geo Chem customer portal enables their customers to avail online services to order for tests, to download test results, live to chat with the customer support team and more. These ensure hassle-free and speedy services, with lesser communication and anytime service.  (https://portal.geochemcpslims.com)

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