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Record year for SATRA's furniture testing business

35 per cent year-on-year growth

19th May 2017

SATRA's furniture testing business experienced a record turnover with 35 percent year-on-year growth between 2016 and 2017.

The growth in revenue is due to a significant increase in the customer base. The technical team at SATRA is always available to give help and guidance throughout the testing and certification process. Additional capacity to test sofas and chairs was added during the year and significant further investment is planned later in 2017.

The furniture department at SATRA has an impressive quantity of chair, cabinet, table and bed testing machines and is one of the only organisations in the United Kingdom that has the facilities to conduct flammability testing on full sized mattresses in its large flammability testing laboratory. SATRA also has test equipment for assisted living products that is unique to the UK.

Department manager Geoff Bindley commented "We are very pleased to have secured more than 40 new customers during 2016, which was a fantastic achievement. Many of these companies have received recommendations from our existing customer base, due to good customer service and lead times. We have a vast amount of expertise within the department, gained from working directly with the furniture industry in a product testing environment for many years, which has helped us to carry out a wide range of testing for our customers."

For more information about testing and certification at SATRA please email furniture@satra.com.