Switzerland-based TesTex, a provider of testing and certification services, has opened a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The new location will enable the company to better serve the growing textile industry locally.

Commenting on the investment, a company representative explained: “Many major brands and retailers now source in Vietnam, a country that offers excellent quality at reasonable prices. We can therefore expect overall demand for services, which allow producers to reach their sustainability and environmental targets, to increase.”

Since 2017, the textile industry in Vietnam has grown at an average of 17% year on year with increased demand for auditing services specifically.

Testex was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It operates from offices in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan.