General Profile


KE’KEN Textile Testing & Certification Center

Date of Establishment

December 6, 1948


100,000,000 yen.

Number of Directors and Employees

110 (as of March 2013)

Description of Activities

Inspection and performance testing of fabric products and certification thereof.


1948 Incorporated as a public benefit corporation under validation by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (currently Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
1964 Became designated organization of International Wool Secretariat (IWS) (currently Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)).
1969 Joined International Association of Wool Textile Laboratories.
1995 Joined Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI).
1996 Opened Tianjin Inspection Center in China.
1999 Acquired ISO 9002 certificate.
2002 Opened Shanghai Inspection Center in China.
2003 Renewed ISO9001 registration.
2005 Opened Langfang Inspection Center. Acquired JISQ17025 (JNLA) certificate.
2009 Acquired JISQ17025 (CNAS) certificate.
2010 Acquired JISQ0065 (ISO/IEC Guide 65) certificate.