The CTC Groupe, based in Lyon, France, have reinforced their presence in China by opening their new Chinese subsidiary company: CTC Shanghai. CTC Shanghai are located in one of the most dynamic Chinese areas of production of shoes and leathergoods. China is now responsible for nearly 75% of the world production of shoes. This is CTC’s second Chinese establishment, and will bring them more closely to their clients.

CTC Shanghai will offer all of the services from Groupe CTC to the manufacturers and retailers from China and abroad. All of the services will be implemented in collaboration with CTC American partner STR: physical testing to evaluate performance, comfort, safety, and quality features of footwear, gloves, luggage, and leather goods; chemical testing on this products or their components: textiles, leather, plastics with inspections to check the conformity of end products at each manufacturing stage and shipping inspection; and social compliance audits and factory audits in production zones.

This new subsidiary is located in the Pudong’s businesses area of Shanghai and has been operational since the end of January 2005. The staff, managed by Pierre Beaupoil, has five engineers and consultants and is expected to increase very quickly.

Experts in the quality control market, Groupe CTC are extending their field of operations in China, having launched CTC Asia in Hong Kong in 1996, which now employs twelve people.

4F Annex Dragon Pearl Plaza, 2123 Pudong Avenue, Shanghai 200135, PR China;; []