SOURCE: INFACT Global Partners

INFACT Global Partners

October 20, 2009 13:16 ET

INFACT Global Partners Acquires NarrowGate Services International Limited

INFACT Managing Director Ian Spaulding Announces the Acquisition of NarrowGate Services International; Combination Creates CSR Services Industry Leader

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - INFACT Global Partners -- a corporate social responsibility (CSR) and manufacturing solutions consultancy firm -- today announced the acquisition of NarrowGate Services International Limited. With the addition of NarrowGate, INFACT Global Partners becomes one of the largest providers of CSR and manufacturing consulting services supporting Chinese manufactures and their diverse needs.

NarrowGate Services International Limited is the oldest capacity building consultancy in China. Since 2002, NarrowGate has been working with factories and their retailer and brand customers to help improve the quality of their social compliance programs. Hundreds of factories have benefitted from their innovations.

INFACT Global Partners is China-based and focuses exclusively on Social Compliance, Operational and Productivity Solutions for companies manufacturing in China. INFACT collaborates with retailers, brands, organizations and their factories in China to develop and implement cost effective strategies to increase CSR performance. INFACT works with factories in a variety of sectors including: electronics, appliances, footwear, toys, apparel and cosmetics.

"The acquisition of NarrowGate will bring together the experience and capabilities of the two leading service providers of compliance and operational solutions in China," said Ian Spaulding, Managing Director of INFACT Global Partners. "We see this as another positive step in the evolution of the industry's existing social compliance audit and monitoring model to a more robust continuous improvement model."

"We are delighted that NarrowGate and INFACT Global Partners will be coming together and believe that this signals yet another major milestone in the development of the market for capacity building and continuous improvement services to China based factories," said Todd McKean, founder and Partner of NarrowGate. "We are excited for the industry, NarrowGate's customers and its team of professionals."

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