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SGS opens apparel testing lab at Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities this laboratory can provide a wide range of testing services for apparel and textile products

Ethiopia’s long history in textiles began in 1939 when the first garment factory was established. In recent years the country’s textile and apparel industry has grown at an average of over 50% and more than 65 international textile investment projects have been licensed as foreign investors, during this period.

SGS apparel testing lab opens at Ethiopia
Figure: Technicians Working in our New Textile Laboratory in Hawassa Ethiopia.

Located on the Hawassa Industrial Park, in Hawassa in the South Nations & Nationalities Regional State (SNNPRS) of Ethiopia, verification, testing and certification company SGS opened a new apparel and textile laboratory in the industrial park.

provides fast and efficient tailor-made testing services to local businesses, assuring compliance with the relevant international regulations and requirements.

“Ethiopia is becoming a hub for ready-made garment exports to Europe and the USA, clearly demonstrating an increase in demand for consumer product testing services in this region,” said Spencer Yeung, Vice President of SGS Global Softlines.

“Our new state-of-the-art facility can test against an array of international safety, quality and compliance requirements. In addition, our program of future development and investment ensures that this lab will be the only fully-fledged textile testing laboratory in the region.”

Spencer Yeung, Vice President of SGS Global Softlines

“Our new state-of-the-art facility can test against an array of international safety, quality and compliance requirements. In addition, our program of future development and investment ensures that this lab will be the only fully-fledged textile testing laboratory in the region,” Spencer Yeung added.

In addition to testing services, quality inspection, compliance audits, factory assessment and loading supervision make SGS in Ethiopia a one-stop service provider for the country’s textile industry.

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