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ACT Lab to open testing facility in Taiwan

Published February 29, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Due to continued demand for products sourced from Taiwan, ACT Lab will open an independent third-party product safety and compliance testing facility in Taichung, Taiwan, in the third quarter of this year, the company announced.  

ACT Lab was established in 2009 following the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Information Act of 2008 and specializes in testing bicycles, helmets and children’s products and accessories to meet federal requirements and regulations.

The independent, third-party testing lab has facilities in Long Beach, California, and Taicang, China. 

“Since ACT’s inception we have envisioned opening a testing lab in Taiwan. With continued demand from our customers and the current global regulatory climate, those plans will now come to fruition,” said John Bogler, ACT’s president and general manager.

In 2015 ACT hired Brad Hughes and the Matisse Worldwide Corporation to consult with the new lab’s opening. The Matisse Corp., which is based in Taichung, has provided knowledge of governmental and business relations in the region. Matisse’s contacts and experience within industries that ACT serves have assisted with the initial phase for the lab’s launch.

Once online, ACT Taiwan will begin research and development and regulatory compliance mechanical and chemical testing on bicycles, electric bicycles, bicycle components, cycling accessories, scooters, toys and other sporting goods and general consumer products destined to the Americas, Europe and other regions. 

ACT also plans to offer a wider variety of quality, inspection and auditing programs to customers doing business in Taiwan in support of increased international mandates and requirements.

The lab’s address in Taichung will be announced later this year.

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