We are an independent testing and research organisation. We accredit laboratories, design, manufacture and install test equipment, and provide production efficiency solutions to customers around the world.
Authorised to test and certify to several global standards
CPSC accredited as a third-party independent assessment laboratory for US chemical compliance
EU Notified Body for assessment and certification for CE marking
Extensive chemical analysis facilities for testing brands' RSLs and restricted substances in accordance with UK and European REACH
UK Approved Body for PPE and floor coverings for UKCA marking
UKAS accredited ISO 17025 laboratory
The application of science
Our philosophy is that products can be safer, more durable and perform better through the application of research and innovation in collaboration with business.
We test products from a range of industries, including footwear, PPE, furniture, floor coverings and many more. Our vision is that wherever you are in the world, you will find products enhanced by SATRA technical expertise.
A brief history of SATRA
Established in 1919, SATRA became a leading centre of excellence in the footwear and leather industry. Over the last 100 years we have grown and evolved to maintain our position as global experts. Read more about our companies continued development and achievements.
An authority on footwear
We have become a leading technical authority for footwear and leather through performing pioneering research and testing for more than a century. Companies from these industries can gain exclusive access to test methods, accreditation, consultancy, research facilities and training by becoming SATRA members.
Joining SATRA gives your customers confidence
SATRA membership is designed for companies in many industries including footwear, leather, furniture and PPE.
We are recognised and respected in supply chains around the world. Being a member of SATRA is seen as a positive sign that your company is committed to developing the quality, safety and performance of its products and services.
Working at SATRA
A career at SATRA offers the opportunity to learn new things, to truly work as part of a team, and to enhance the consumer experience through applying our values to everything that we do.