The Hohenstein Institute, an international research and service centre, with around 240 employees working at its headquarters in Boennigheim, Germany, continues to develop its range of testing and services for customers worldwide. On 28 July 2018, Hohenstein will open its own laboratory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The tasks performed by the Hohenstein subsidiary include testing for harmful substances, performance tests, quality controls (colour fastness, pilling, water tightness, fibre fineness, and so on) and on-site technical support. Hohenstein maintains state-of-the-art ISO 17025 accredited laboratories in various countries including Bangladesh, where its experts perform tests as per various international standards including ISO, AATCC/ASTM, CAN/CGSB, BS, EN, DIN, JIS, AS, as well as Hohenstein and Oeko-Tex criteria.