Independent testing laboratory Technicare Services Limited has been acquired by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS), which provides a range of consumer product testing, inspection, and auditing services. 

Technicare is the fifth such acquisition made by the Bureau Veritas group in the UK in the past few years.

Established in 1990, Technicare specialises in the testing of textiles, toys, fashion accessories and jewellery.

As part of BVCPS, Technicare will be able to provide its clients, which include many of the UK's major retailers, corporate wear manufacturers and the UK Ministry of Defence, with direct access to comprehensive global services. 

Technicare, which is based in Leicester, will continue to operate as Technicare Services Limited for a period of time, before fully assuming the name BV Technicare.