Inspection firm Intertek has launched what it claims to be the first mobile textile testing lab to provide apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers with the convenience of on-site testing. 

Dubbed Indati: The Lab on Wheels, it will help apparel and accessory retailers, brands and manufacturers in India to ensure their products meet safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards.

Rajesh Saigal, regional managing director of Intertek South Asia, said India's apparel industry is a major contributor to the country's economy. 

"The Lab on Wheels is a unique concept that will help support Indian retailers to realise testing cost efficiencies and also provide access to quality testing of their products at their doorstep. 

"The home delivered support will help manufacturers improve competencies and also enhance acceptability with global brands."

Manish Kumar, regional director of softlines and country manager for Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Madagascar, added: "This initiative shall go a long way in putting India in the global map as a force to reckon with."