We test a variety of products, components and materials, primarily for the footwear, floor coverings, furniture, leather and PPE markets.
We test finished, market-ready products from a variety of industries. The primary industries are listed below, but whatever you produce, there's a good chance we'll be able to test it.
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.
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.
Our furniture testing facility is an international centre of excellence for testing, training and innovation for furniture manufacturers and retailers.
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.
Our PPE testing and certification services help you ensure your personal protective equipment is fit for purpose and conforms to standard.
Test methods and standards are the key to ensuring that products are tested in a meaningful and repeatable manner.
We have been providing the footwear industry with test methods for over 100 years, and we are continuously producing new methods.
To see all test methods please download the SATRA Test Method Catalogue, or contact the Test Methods team for more information on specific tests and methods.
Manufacturers can change suppliers frequently, so it's important to know that the components being purchased are suitable and of satisfactory quality. Component suppliers know that they can have their products tested at SATRA to obtain industry-respected test reports that can be passed along the supply chain.
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Need your product or material testing? Whether you know the standard that you want to meet, or you just want advice on fitness-for-purpose testing, we can help.
We test to national, European and international standards for footwear, furniture, PPE and materials as well as providing bespoke or tailored testing to your own specifications.
Materials are the foundations of every product. Poor materials will ultimately lead to premature failure of the product, customer dissatisfaction or possibly even legal action. To ensure that your products are fit for purpose we can test the materials that they rely on.