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BOENNIGHEIM, Germany (March 1, 2023) – Hohenstein has acquired the DAkkS accredited QAT Services Limited laboratory in Hong Kong. With this acquisition, the internationally recognized testing service provider is integrating the hardgoods knowledge of QATS employees into the Hohenstein portfolio. As a result, Hohenstein will provide full-service capabilities for Greater China and beyond.

"The expansion is a strategically important step for Hohenstein,” emphasizes Prof. Mecheels, owner and CEO of Hohenstein. "We are expanding our testing spectrum beyond the textile industry, in which we have been an established service provider for decades – and thus ensure both safe products and secure jobs." From now on, Hohenstein will also test food contact material, furniture, toys and much more. Hohenstein China Managing Director Christopher Au is also convinced: "With this step, Hohenstein is setting an important focus and strengthening its position for international customers."


About Hohenstein
With more than 40 offices and laboratories, Hohenstein is an international partner for independent testing, certification and applied research around the human-product-environment interaction. They develop science-based methods and standards that consider the user in real life, not just in the lab. Through standard or customized testing, and interpretation of the results, Hohenstein experts solve problems, verify claims and help partners bring better, safer products to market – more sustainably. Hohenstein is a founding member and leading provider of the OEKO-TEX® portfolio of services, and is certified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission as a third-party, independent laboratory for CPSIA compliance verification.

With growing laboratory capabilities in the APAC Region, Hohenstein continuously improve testing capacities and spectrum, which covers now both the softline and hardline goods sectors.


Casey Strauch
Marketing Manager
Hohenstein Americas