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Innovative Effective Solutions for Customers with Testing and Quality Requirements

IFS Laboratories is a UKAS accredited company, founded in 1999, based in Trafford Park, Manchester we have been servicing customers worldwide ever since. Our business is focused on providing innovative, effective solutions to customers testing and quality requirements and providing support within various industry sectors.


Testing for Industry Sectors:

  • Domestic and commercial upholstered furniture and furnishings
  • Transportation – Interior textiles and upholstery
  • Mattresses, divans, bed bases and bedding articles

What is accreditation and why is it important?

Accreditation is a formal, third party recognition of competence to perform specific tasks. It provides a means to identify a proven, competent evaluator so that the selection of a laboratory, inspection or certification body is an informed choice. UKAS accredited means the evaluator can demonstrate to its customer that it has been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards. Usually the reason for getting something independently evaluated is to confirm it meets specific requirements in order to reduce risks. Obvious examples are product failures, health risks, company reputation or to meet legal or customer requirements. Anything or anyone can be evaluated – products, equipment, people, management systems or organisations. UKAS is appointed as the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom under S.I No 3155/2009 and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). An independent evaluator accredited by UKAS also means that evaluators for testing and calibration laboratories, inspection and certification bodies have been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability.


ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 Quality Management System

IFS Laboratories recognizes its responsibility as a provider of quality testing services. In recognition of this responsibility, we have developed and documented a Quality Management System that ensures continuous customer satisfaction and improvement on the quality of services the company provides in accordance to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 (E) – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.