Your premier
technical partner

We are an independent research and testing organisation with facilities in the UK, Europe and China. As well as testing and certifying products and components to European and international standards across a wide range of industry sectors, we develop, manufacture and sell test equipment.

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Our markets

SATRA is renowned as a leading technical authority for footwear and leather, but also has world-class expertise in areas as diverse as furnishings, floor coverings and PPE.

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With over 100 years of experience in the field, we are the world’s foremost footwear testing and research institution. We don’t just test to the standards, we set the standards.

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Floor coverings

Our floor coverings facility offers a wide range of testing including resistance to slip, chemicals and artificial light as well as flammability and light reflectance testing.

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Our furniture testing facility is an international centre of excellence for testing, training and innovation for furniture manufacturers and retailers.

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As a leading authority on legislation, chemical compliance and testing of leather and leather products, we are able to help leather producers meet customers’ specifications.

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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Our PPE testing and certification services help you ensure your personal protective equipment is fit for purpose and conforms to standard.

Software solutions

SATRA’s software solutions help you understand your manufacturing time and material costs, enabling you to make improvements increasing efficiency and optimising environments and processes.

  • SATRASumm

    Manage the efficient cutting of materials both synthetic and organic, reduce waste and free up your profits.

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    Keep production flowing at a lower cost, optimise your facilities, and get the best from your people.

  • SATRA VisionStitch logo

    A complete stitching improvement package for all stitching operations, designed to improve productivity and quality.

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Over one hundred years' experience serving industry

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Joining SATRA gives your customers confidence

SATRA is highly recognised and respected in supply chains across the globe. Businesses can feel safe and secure when dealing with a SATRA member company.

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