Tüv Süd is expanding its clothing and footwear testing, inspection and certification activities into North America.

The German company, which has operated its clothing and footwear business in Europe since 2006, said it would offer a full line of services to companies in the NAFTA region, focusing on a personalised service, competitive pricing, fast turnaround time, training programmes and a quick response.

Kent Slaby, who has more than 20 years' experience in clothing and footwear quality assurance and manufacturing, is leading the expanded group as business development director.