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SATRA Laboratory Accreditation

The SATRA Accredited Laboratory programme is recognised throughout the footwear and leathergoods industries worldwide and plays its part as a stamp of quality authority between parties doing business together down the supply chain and out to retail and consumer. For instance, manufacturers and material suppliers benefit from being able to present meaningful and accurate test data; resourcing companies benefit from a more reliable evaluation of products and general improvement in quality and fitness-for-purpose.

A SATRA Accredited Laboratory certificate on the wall has proved a major selling point in helping to attract and retain customer orders.

To achieve accreditation, laboratories undergo a rigorous auditing process, based on an ability to test to particular test methods and standards. Any in-house laboratory has to be well controlled with responsibilities within the laboratory clearly defined. The quality system, the equipment, the environment and the staff have to prove to be of a very high standard. Regular SATRA audits ensure an on-going commitment.

This is a service that is exclusive to SATRA members. Click here to find out more about the benefits of SATRA membership.

We can also assist with the provision and calibration of test equipment and the training of laboratory technicians.

The global list of current SATRA accredited laboratories can be found here.

Many of our customers come to us for a complete laboratory support programme from start to finish. We call this SATRA LabPlus, a comprehensive package containing the essential elements for the setup, operation and recognition of a modern test laboratory. Users of LabPlus benefit from bespoke consultation and integrated project delivery every step of the way. Learn more.