Specialists in the certification of personal protective equipment, the French CTC (Notified Body No. 0075) and the English SATRA (Uk Approved Body AB0123) have started a solid partnership that allows CTC customers who currently sell PPEs (footwear, protective gloves, protective clothing) in the UK with CE marking in the post-Brexit transition period, to certify their products with the UKCA certification and continue to supply their PPEs in the UK after this transition period.

A strong network of cooperating certification experts are on the field to work in partnership and share best practices, best processes and deliver CTC certifications in due course, ensuring customers business continuity in the UK.

CTC Groupe, a leading provider of services to the leather goods, footwear and gloves industry with a particular focus on PPEs, employs 400 people and issues around 40,000 certificates a year. It operates within the legal framework of the French Ministries of Industry and Labour, providing services to the industry in France and around the world also within training areas and quality control, physical tests and chemical water analyses, inspection certification in support of French companies and their factories in China and Vietnam.

SATRA, a prestigious research and technology centre with over 100 years of history and activity in the EU, UK and China, is a global provider of testing and certification services to the PPE industry. It offers technical support and partnerships that guarantee quality throughout the entire supply chain of PPEs, footwear, furniture and coatings for industrial flooring.

The areas of expertise shared by the two companies – the bond between scientific research and industry, participation in standardisation, promotion of technical progress, process improvement, quality assurance – represent a real performance accelerator for the sector.