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The SGS Group Germany will officially open its new battery test house in Munich on October 25, 2012. This marks the fully functional operation of the e-mobility test center for the world’s leading testing and certification firm. Over ten million euros were invested into the new battery test house to create one of Europe’s most cutting-edge facilities for highly skilled safety and functional tests in the field of electro-mobility. In addition to testing high-performance batteries, the laboratory also assists automobile manufacturers and suppliers in terms of functional safety, homologation, electromagnetic compatibility and environmental simulation.

The opening celebrations will be accompanied by a technical symposium involving renowned experts from the world of politics, economics and research. The speakers include Markus Blume, Chairman of the CSU Economic Commission, Dr. Gregor Matthies, partner at Bain & Company, Prof. Dr. Gernot Spiegelberg, Head of E-Mobility at Siemens Corporate Technology, and Dr. Peter Lamp, Head of Battery Technology at BMW AG.

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to visit the entire SGS e-mobility test center, where experts from the battery test house, EMC/safety lab, Environment Simulation, Functional Safety Vehicle Homologation will provide detailed insights into their work.

About SGS Automotive Services

SGS provides a reliable infrastructure for independent, accurate and secure automotive testing, because it is independent of trade and industry, and does not manufacture test equipment. With its network of offices around the world, SGS helps provide a truly unique, independent and global service.

For more information and registration, kindly visit SGS website.

Consumer Testing Services - Automotive
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SGS Germany GmbH
Battery Testhouse
Hofmannstraße 50
D-81379 München
t: 089 787475 200
Website: www.sgs.com/en/Automotive

ABOUT SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.