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International product research, testing and supply chain sustainability

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Our expertise

Footwear Testing and Research

When people buy footwear they have high expectations. They want it to be comfortable and safe, to perform well and to last. To help footwear brands, suppliers and retailers achieve this we have made it our business to be expert in the research and testing of footwear whole product, components and materials. We are the global leader in trusted test methods and offer the best technical support services for the footwear industry.

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PPE Certification and Testing

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an important layer of defence against daily hazards encountered during work or leisure activities. SATRA can test PPE against European, international and national standards and as a Notified Body can certify PPE for the CE Mark.

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General Testing

Many of the products you use every day have been tested by SATRA. We offer comprehensive facilities for the testing of a wide range of products including furniture, floorcoverings, leathergoods, luggage, materials and clothing, homeware, toys, and automotive components.

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Production Efficiency

SATRA has developed a number of production efficiency systems that efficiently manage labour and production lines, and make the best use of materials and components. We can install systems and train staff whether you use a factory in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America or virtually anywhere else in the world.

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SATRA Test Equipment and Laboratory Accreditation

We design and build our own test machines in the United Kingdom and ship and install them all over the world. We can also help you build you own laboratory, calibrate machines and achieve independent accreditation.

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Chemical Analytical Testing (CAT)

Our laboratories are fully equipped for bespoke chemical analysis and to test materials and components for restricted substances. We regularly assess products against our customers’ specifications and against legislative requirements, for example REACH and CPSIA.

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SATRA’s centenary

To celebrate our foundation 100 years ago in 1919, we take time to reflect on the personalities and innovations that helped turn the concept of a forward-thinking Northamptonshire educator into a world renowned research and testing organisation.

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SATRA 100 film

As part of SATRA’s centenary year we have commissioned a local Northamptonshire film school, cast and crew to produce a short movie honouring our roots and celebrating our progress through the generations of those who have worked here.