Intertek Testing

Business Services

Intertek Testing is a leading global testing, inspection and certification company.

Intertek Testing is a leading global testing, inspection and certification company.

Intertek is a leading global testing, inspection and certification company. Intertek was founded in 1987 when Inchcape’s testing businesses were combined under one banner, although several of these businesses have a history of more than 100 years.

Charterhouse acquired Intertek from Inchcape in 1996. At the time of acquisition, it was the world’s largest product and commodity testing company, with 175 laboratories in over 60 countries.

Charterhouse worked closely with the management team of Intertek during its period of ownership, supporting growth, making a number of strategic acquisitions and disposals and preparing the company for stock market listing.

Intertek floated on the London Stock Exchange in June 2002 and in 2009 entered the FTSE 100 where it remains today. It has continued to grow and now offers services from 1,000 locations in 100 countries.

Deal size

£370m

Date

1996

Location

UK