Distribution testing (also called package testing, pre-shipment testing and transit testing) is the simulation of real life supply chain physical and climatic events/hazards, under controlled conditions in a packaging testing laboratory environment.

Smithers' package testing laboratories are ISTA certified and hold accreditation to ISO 17025. Many of the team members in both the US and UK are ISTA certified members of the packaging testing community, and are recognised globally for their knowledge and expertise.

Our expertise and equipment covers the range of global shipment environments and our projects relate to products manufactured in developed regions as well as emerging and new markets. Smithers' experience covers local, national and extended global supply chain conditions, as well as a broad range of market sectors.

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