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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the laboratory arm of Simmonds & Bristow Pty Ltd in Brisbane/Queensland. Simmonds & Bristow's state-of-the-art chemistry and microbiology laboratory based in Brisbane are NATA accredited and specialise in all facets of wastewater & water testing, and sediment, sludge & soil analysis. Founded in 1965 and privately owned, the Lab employs 20 highly qualified staff and generated 2010 Revenue in excess of AU$ 1.5 mio.

"This acquisition gives us an established Environmental business and expands our service offering in the Queensland market" 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 95 93
f: (+41-22) 739 98 61
Website: www.sgs.com

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.