Vinod Kumar took over as Managing Director of Hohenstein India, a subsidiary of Global Textile Testing and Research Institute, Hohenstein Group. Vinod Kumar’s valuable experience and industry knowledge in TIC Industry (Testing, Inspections and Certifications) will ensure continuity of Hohenstein’s high quality standards. An experienced management expert, Kumar brings his previous experience with Vardhman, SGS, UL & Texanlab (DyStar Group) to lead the Hohenstein India & Sri Lanka team, consisting of over 70 local employees, in 5 offices and a state-of-the-art lab in Gurugram.
Hohenstein offers textile and chemical testing at its laboratories in Germany, India, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. Each of its ISO accredited labs offers the same high standards, ensured through rigorous internal quality check protocols. Kumar replaces Amrut Desai, who is retiring after 5 years at Hohenstein and 44 years in the textile industry.
Desai oversaw the opening of Hohenstein’s Gurugram lab in 2018 and strategically supported the organization’s expansion of top-tier textile testing services. Hohenstein ensures that textile products meet the many regulations and technical properties required for market introduction. The service provider also supports the industry’s path to reduced emissions with production checks such as ZDHC compliant wastewater analysis.