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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of E&S Engineering Solutions Inc., Tucson, Arizona, USA.

E&S Engineering Solutions Inc.(E&S) is the parent company for KD Engineering (KDE) and METCON Research (Metcon). The companies provide metallurgical testing and process flow sheet development, plant design, plant optimization and project engineering services to the non-ferrous mining industry. KDE specialises in process engineering & design and project studies, while Metcon focuses on analytical testing and metallurgical services.

Together they serve their clients from geological exploration to ore processing. Acquired by its current owners in 2005 and privately owned, E&S employs 60 highly skilled staff and is expected to generate 2012 revenues of US$ 9 million.

“I am very pleased with this acquisition. It allows us to add new innovative technical skills and services to our Minerals Services portfolio and offer these to our clients across the Americas and globally. It also gives our US Minerals Services business an improved footprint in the strategic South West region, from which to serve both our coal and hard rock clients,” 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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