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Hohenstein launches new test laboratory in Bangladesh

In the first six months, Hohenstein will invest in the construction, cutting-edge laboratory and high-quality analysis equipment.

Staff Correspondent

Hohenstein’s new test laboratory has been launched in Bangladesh on 28 July by Professor Stefan Mecheels. He is the third generation to lead the family-run company.

Hohenstein launches new test laboratory in Bangladesh
Figure: Chief Guest, special guest and Hohenstein team in one frame at the launching ceremony.

In the first six months, Hohenstein will invest in the construction, cutting-edge laboratory and high-quality analysis equipment. Then it will offer a wide range of chemical and textile technology testing and results analysis for textile manufacturers, brands, and retailers, including testing for harmful substances, performance tests, quality controls (colorfastness, pilling, water tightness, fiber fineness, etc.), and inspections.

On the launching ceremony, Hohenstein offered a wide range of chemical and textile technology testing and results analysis for textile manufacturers, brands, and retailers including screening for harmful substances, performance tests, and quality controls like colorfastness, pilling, and water retention.

The facility features a staff of 30 local employees with plans for additional staff in the future. The new location adds to the group’s growing international network.

Hohenstein operates more than 30 branches and contact offices worldwide with a workforce of more than 1,000 employees. The strategy, according to Stefan Mecheels, Head of the Research Institute, is to have testing services proximity to the local customers while providing German quality.

“In Bangladesh, we are in close contact with our laboratories in Germany and Hong Kong,” said Stefan Mecheels.

“I think the idea, innovation, research, and development are the prime move of a sustainable industry. Therefore, we should develop and design our product. We need process upgrading, functional upgrading, increase worker efficiency etc.,” said, Engr Shafiqur Rahman, President, ITET at the launching ceremony.

“Bangladesh apparel industry is the second largest exporter of the world and more than 82 percent of national foreign currency earner. As a competitive market, we should focus on value-added and diversify product. Very soon we will make fabric, polymer, viscose, bag from jute,” said, Saber Hossain Chowdhury M.P, Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee, Ministry of Textile and Jute.

Barrister Omar Sadat, President BGCCI, Michael Schultheisss, Charge d’ Affairs of German Embassy Dhaka, Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh; Dr. Md. Kamruzzaman, Managing Director, Hohenstein Laboratories Bangladesh Ltd were delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

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