Institutes Dr. Schrader – Successful Internationally
To be able to meet the ever increasing requirements in the Asian market, Institute Dr. Schrader International GmbH was founded in 2004. The main focus of the Institute is to provide in vivo cosmetic testing on Asian skin and hair. To be able to do this a joint venture was founded in Beijing to perform on-site studies in China. Meanwhile the co-operation exists nearly 15 years.
Institutes Dr. Schrader were the first German institute group to set up laboratories with a Chinese partner in the People’s Republic of China to test cosmetics. The joint institute called Beijing Sino-German Union Cosmetic Institute Co., Ltd. opened its doors in 2005 and is therefore a pioneer in testing cosmetics in a market where over 1.3 billion people live.
In August 2004, an agreement on the joint venture was reached after the responsible authorities in Beijing had searched worldwide for an appropriate partner. Institutes Dr. Schrader’s partner is the Chinese Academy of Inspection und Quarantine (CAIQ). The task of the joint venture is to test domestic and foreign products that are subject to skin and hair physiological tests.
The expert professionals in Beijing continuously receive extensive training, also at the headquarters of Institutes Dr. Schrader in Holzminden. The Board of Directors of the joint venture is comprised of three experts from Beijing as well as Dr. Andreas Schrader and Dr. Karlheinz Schrader. The joint venture is supported by a qualified Advisory Board consisting of government agencies, institutes and the industry.
Beijing Sino-German Union Cosmetic Institute Co., Ltd. has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. In 2016 the recertification according to ISO 9001:2008 by Intertek, a member of the UKAS, was performed.