The samples will be sent to M/s Setsco Services Pte Ltd for microbiological analysis and/or Health Sciences Authority (Food Safety Laboratory) for chemical and radiation analysis, depending on the type of product and analysis required."
Normally, the ratio will be one-third of the products to SETSCO and two-third to HSA.
Thus, we can conclude that SETSCO has a very stronghold in the local ITC industry with the closest competitor being TUV SUD which is one of the 8 largest ITC corporations. It has the most number of accreditations in the whole range of services and this is its competitive advantage over all other companies. Notice how many of the services are in fact interlinked. A marine company will require certification on Air Receiver, Mechanical Testing and NDT. A construction project will require a testing of concrete, followed by civil engineering testing and maybe even NDT. After that, an inspection of the building might then be required to be carried out. A huge portion of the inspection services are required regularly due to regulations, like building inspection, recalibration of devices, NDT, food export and fire safety products. SETSCO's expansion into product certification is its bid to offer a full range of ITC services downstream and upstream, which is what SGS and Intetek are doing.
With such strength, it is no wonder why SETSCO is able to attract huge projects over the years.
2005-Moog Aerospace (undergo NADCAP), reclamation material for Tuas and Jurong Island, Water quality at Marina Barrage, Jurong Shipyard, SP Power, Hyflux, ExxonMobil and Seraya Chemicals Singapore
2006- Jurong Chemical Hub
2007- Fusionopolis, Orchard Turn, Singapore Art School, Horizontal Bulk Liquid Storage Terminal (Emirate National Oil Company), Henderson Bridge and Dubai Metro Rail
2008- Resort World, MBS, Pinnacle at Duxton, Keppel Bay and Exxon Mobile