Geneva, 3 December, 2013
Cotecna, one of the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification companies, is pleased to announce the integration of Contemporary Certification and Inspection « CCI » (Ukraine), a leader in the field of inspection and laboratory testing of coal, coke, iron ore products and other minerals.
« CCI », a privately owned company, was founded in Lugansk, Ukraine in 2000 and offers inspection and testing services for coal, coke, iron ore and other products in Ukraine and other countries in the CIS/Black Sea region. The certified laboratories of « CCI », where specialized testing and analysis are carried out, are located in the Ukrainian towns of Lugansk, Kryviy Rih and Mariupol. « CCI » also provides services directly at the mines and preparation plants as well as at power stations and ports.
Robert Massey, Cotecna’s Chief Executive Officer, said; “ The integration of « CCI » into the Cotecna group will significantly expand our inspection business in a fast growing and strategic market segment; the inspection and testing of minerals. Whilst reinforcing our presence in an important country, this integration will increase the range of services the Cotecna group offers its clients”.
Mikhail Babenko, Director of « CCI » (Ukraine) expressed confidence that the integration into Cotecna will provide extensive possibilities for further development of services in the minerals sector in international markets.
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Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and scanner integration projects for Customs administrations. Cotecna verifies contractual compliance for a wide range of commodities and consumer goods and also provides trade finance services for lenders and financiers. The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of about 4,000 employees and agents in close to 100 offices.
Contemporary Certification and Inspection “CCI” offers a wide range of services in the field of quality and quantity inspection and testing of coal, coke, iron ore and other minerals in Ukraine and other countries in the CIS/Black Sea region. The privately held company has more than 100 employees in the main ports and industrial centers of Ukraine. For more information please visit www.cci.ua