Intertek Expands Wireless Testing Capabilities through Acquisition of Quality Partners (QP)

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Manufacturers can save time, money with a single solution for wireless and mobile testing and certification.

Interoperability and device-to-network compatibility testing, coupled with Intertek's device performance testing, is an unmatched service portfolio in the wireless testing industry

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Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), the leading international provider of quality and safety services including testing, inspection and certification services, today announced the acquisition of Product Quality Partners, Inc (QP) in the USA. QP is recognized as a leader in the testing of wireless devices and applications for interoperability and carrier network compatibility. QP provides its specialized services to the world's leading wireless/mobile application providers, network carriers, and handset and accessory manufacturers.

The acquisition complements Intertek's mobile device performance testing business and provides the telecom and wireless industry with a cost effective, single solution for testing wireless/mobile applications, content delivery systems, and devices. The combined strengths of Intertek and QP provide device manufacturers and network carriers expanded product testing and certification services, and the ability to leverage product certification marks to prove compliance to safety, quality and performance criteria.

"Interoperability and device-to-network compatibility testing, coupled with Intertek's device performance testing, is an unmatched service portfolio in the wireless testing industry," said Gregg Tiemann, President, Intertek Commercial & Electrical division. "A single solution now provides clients with access to mobile markets faster and more efficiently than ever before."

For the past five years, Intertek and QP have worked in partnership to provide the industry with an end-to-end device testing solution.

"The Intertek-QP partnership fills a need for both device manufacturers and network carriers," said Debra Hodgens, President and CEO, QP. "Now, as part of Intertek, we have the opportunity to streamline operations, and develop new markets and services to meet the ever-evolving needs of global device manufacturers and network carriers."

QP has operations across the USA with offices in Pleasanton, California and Somerset, New Jersey and handset application testing and field testing facilities in Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas.

About Intertek's testing and certification services
Intertek provides testing and certification services for a variety of commercial and electrical products, including product safety testing and certification, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, performance testing, and management systems certification. These services provide global market access to customers in industries such as automotive, building products, cabling/wiring products, consumer products, food service, furniture, household appliances, HVAC, industrial machinery, IT, lighting, life safety/security, medical devices, power systems, retail, semiconductors, telecom/radio, wireless equipment. Visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.

Visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.

About Intertek Group, plc
Intertek is the leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes, ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through their network of more than 930 laboratories and offices, 18,000 people in 109 countries around the world.

For more information, visit http://www.intertek.com

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