SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Herguth Laboratories, Inc., based in Vallejo, California, USA.

Herguth Laboratories, Inc. is a leading independent laboratory with strong expertise in lubricants, petroleum-based substance testing and tribological research, primarily serving the energy and transportation industries.

Founded in 1980 and privately owned, Herguth Laboratories Inc. operates two facilities in Vallejo, CA and Naperville, IL. The company has 46 employees and is expected to generate revenues of US$ 5.5 million in 2012.

“This acquisition complements our lubricant testing network making SGS a truly global oil condition monitoring provider,” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA
1 place des Alpes
CH - 1211 Geneva 1
t: +41-22 739 91 11
f: +41-22 739 92 00
www.sgs.com

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