CTC has announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the capital of STR France, of which it has been a shareholder alongside U.S.-based STR since 2001. CTC is a big French consultancy firm specializing in quality assurance, testing and training for the shoe and leathergoods businesses. STR France offers the same services as CTC but specializes in the clothing and textile sectors. Following the transaction, STR France will join the CTC group and change its name to CTC Fashion. Its activities will rely on a team of 300 experts spread across a network of 16 agencies and testing laboratories accredited by CTC, located in France and abroad, in the main countries of production and consumption for shoes, clothing and accessories.