Product testing company expands in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), a testing, inspection, and certification company, has expanded its consumer product testing capabilities in Mexico with the opening of a new furniture testing laboratory in Guadalajara.

The state-of-the-art facility spans 1,200 m² and provides testing solutions for domestic, commercial, upholstered, and outdoor furniture. Its scope covers safety and stability testing, alongside physical and mechanical testing for aging, textile, and finishing requirements, ensuring products meet stringent US standards.

“We are delighted with the opening of our new furniture testing lab, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting the Mexican furniture industry to increase competitiveness and accelerate routes to new international markets," said Luis Julián Molina Rodríguez, connectivity and products director in Mexico. "Our local experts look forward to working in partnership with manufacturers, retailers, and buyers to ensure well-designed, functional, durable, and safe products, conforming to recognized regional, national, and international standards, reach the consumer.”

Strategically located to address the increasing trend of nearshoring, the new facility complements SGS's existing capabilities in Naucalpan, near Mexico City, which provide:

  • Chemical testing
  • Aging testing
  • Flammability for textiles
  • Sharp edges (16 CFR 1500.48)

    This laboratory is Consumer Product Safety Commission accepted and follows ASTM F2057-23. The award of BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) accreditation and ASTM recognition is expected in the summer.

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