Foreign Enterprises in Chengdu – The Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Industry
According to Report on the Development of Foreign-invested Enterprises in Sichuan Province (2018), Chengdu is home to a total of 2,593 foreign-invested enterprises, covering retail, real estate, manufacturing and other fields. The establishment of foreign companies in Chengdu has also provided momentum for the economic growth of Chengdu.
On July 2, 2019, the national TIC high-tech service industry cluster in Chengdu passed the evaluation of the expert panel of the State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Development and Reform Commission, and became the 8th “national” TIC high-tech service industry cluster in China. In this issue of “Foreign Enterprises in Chengdu”, let’s take a look at the “foreign representatives” in the TIC industry in Chengdu.
Company Profile: Bureau Veritas was founded in Antwerp, Belgium in 1828, and later moved its headquarters to Paris. At present, the company’s main business covers asset management, marine and offshore service, inspection and analysis, and other fields. Its Chengdu branch provides five major services including certification, industry and facilities, construction, inspection and in-service inspection, and industry.
Chengdu Branch: Room 1009, PINGAN Financial Center, No.99 Down East Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
TÜV SÜD Group
Company Profile: TÜV SÜD was formerly known as the Steam Boiler Inspection Association established in Mannheim, Germany in 1866. After more than 150 years of development, the group currently has more than 1,000 offices and over 24,000 employees worldwide. The group spans across over 10 sectors and offers 8 types of services including inspection, testing, knowledge services and product certification. Since it established its business presence in Chengdu, TÜV Nande has also held seminars and other exchange events with a number of scientific research institutions, associations and manufacturers.
Chengdu Branch: No. 933 Nansi Road, Office Building of Sichuan Provincial Machinery Research and Design Institute, Jingkai District, Chengdu, 610 199
TÜV Rheinland Group
Company Profile: Founded in 1872, TÜV Rheinland Group is headquartered in Cologne, Germany. Currently, the group has over 500 offices in 59 countries with about 20,000 employees around the world. The group has a wide range of services, including testing, evaluation, qualification and other services in more than 20 sectors. It has also carried out industrial exchange activities in various regions of China.
Chengdu Branch: No.1-5, 13F, Hongda International Plaza No.2. Down South Road Chengdu, 610041
Company Profile: Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A. (SGS) was founded in France in the beginning of 1878 and moved to Switzerland. The group started with grain trade, and currently has more than 2,600 branches providing inspection, appraisal, testing and certification services in 12 sectors including textile, petrochemical and metallurgical industries. The SGS Group established its Chengdu office in 2002 and at present, it has two branches, one of which mainly offers inspection and testing, standard certification and consulting services, while the other focuses on environmental services.
Chengdu Branch: Room 501, Building D1, No.1666, Section 2, Chenglong Avenue, Chengdu
Chengdu Branch (Environmental Services): Room 1204-1205, Building 6, Tianfu Thinkzone, No. 399, West Section of Fucheng Avenue, Chengdu
Company Profile: Founded in 1926, the Association française de normalization is the largest professional organization in France that integrates certification, training, standardization and information. Currently, the AFNOR Group operates in 40 countries all over the world. In 2001, the group set up its branch in Chengdu, specializing in quality management system certification, environmental management system certification, and occupational health safety management system certification.
Chengdu Branch: Room 731, Building A, MIC Plaza, No. 1388, Middle Section of Tianfu Avenue, Chengdu
In addition to foreign-invested TIC companies, a number of domestic-funded enterprises and units, such as Chengdu Quality Inspection, Chengdu Harmony Health Medical Laboratory Co. Ltd., and Chengdu Special Equipment Inspection Institute, can also provide TIC services in various fields.