Intertek’s McPhar Laboratory in the Philippines has been awarded ISO 17025:2005 Accreditation.

‘Intertek McPhar accreditation’
Art del Mundo (right) presents the accreditation
certificate to Intertek's vice-president Minerals,
Asia Pacific and Africa John Fowler (second from right)
watched by (from left) McPhar's managing director
Peter Smith and McPhar's laboratory manager Craig Ritchie.

A special function to mark the accreditation was held in Makati City on March 23 attended by Intertek’s vice-president Minerals, Asia Pacific and Africa, John Fowler, McPhar staff and about 40 guests from the Philippine mining community.
The company, which began operations in Manila 39 years ago, operates the largest commercial assay laboratory in the Philippines.
In March 1996 it was one of the first commercial labs in Asia to achieve ISO 9002 accreditation and this was later upgraded to ISO 9001:2000. This has now been again upgraded to the laboratory-based ISO 17025:2005 standard.
McPhar also has an Inspection Division which has built up a large domestic practice and a Geophysical Survey Division that offers ground geophysical surveys such as induced polarization, resistivity, electromagnetic and magnetometer surveys.
In April 2008 McPhar Philippines was acquired by the Intertek Group of Companies.
McPhar’s laboratory manager Craig Ritchie can be contacted for any enquiries.

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