About Cotecna

Cotecna is a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer and more efficient for our clients. Our technical expertise combined with the superior quality of our services and our ability to anticipate our clients’ needs is what sets us apart.

Founded in 1974 in Switzerland, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with more than 100 offices in across approximately 50 countries. Today our trusted network of professionals and certified laboratories apply industry approved standards and provide proven expertise to help clients across four key sectors:


Safeguarding the integrity and safety of agriculture is critical at every stage of the supply chain. Our inspection and testing services enable clients to mitigate risk and verify product conformity.
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Food Safety

We provide robust analytical methods that help businesses to better control their food supply chain, with a strong focus on efficiency and response time, as well as assistance in managing crises, urgencies and specific food safety issues.
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Government and Trade Solutions

Governments face an increasing challenge to control legitimate trade whilst maintaining effective cross-border security. We offer them tailored solutions and know-how in order to facilitate trade and help them boost their revenues.
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Minerals and Metals

Poor quality metals and minerals can be costly and damaging, both for the industry and the environment. Our highly reactive network of experts and laboratories enable our clients to verify product conformity and reduce risk.
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Building on the past 40 years of great achievements, we are now investing in and transforming the company for continued success in the future. Learn more about our vision, mission and values