HQTS-QAI Acquires Dongguan Leeway Footwear Lab

HQTS Acquires Footwear Lab

HQTS-QAI Acquires Dongguan Leeway Footwear Lab

HQTS-QAI is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dongguan Leeway footwear laboratory from Brown Shoe Company, a subsidiary of Caleres, Inc. This acquisition is an important step in our diversification strategy, accomplishing two important goals for HQTS-QAI; to further expand the depth and breadth of testing services targeted at the footwear industry, and enhance convenience for suppliers in South China seeking 3rd party testing services.

Dongguan Leeway is professional footwear lab with SATRA certification, and provides full service footwear testing supported by professional staff and state of the art equipment. meeting the needs of increasingly rigorous domestic and international quality control regulations.

SATRA is considered a leading technical authority for footwear and leather. SATRA accredited companies gain exclusive access to SATRA test methods, consultancy, research facilities, technical training and factory production management systems. SATRA systems are recognized for setting industry standards for quality and production efficiency.

Brown Shoes’ wholesale divisions own and market leading footwear brands including Naturalizer, LifeStride, Via Spiga, Sam Edelman, Connie and Franco Sarto. The company also owns numerous well known licensed brands including Dr. Scholl’s, Carlos, DVF, Fergie Footwear and VINCE. branded footwear.