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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Civil Quality Assurance Pty. Ltd. (CQA) in South East Queensland (SEQ).

CQA is a leading geotechnical and environmental consultancy and testing business. It operates 4 laboratories in SEQ, Australia’s fastest growing metropolitan region.

Founded in 1993 and privately owned, CQA employs 70 staff and generated revenue of approximately AUD 7 million in 2012.

“This acquisition is in line with both with our East Coast expansion strategy and our Global Infrastructure strategy. CQA complements and strengthens our Industrial Services offering in the region and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in civil infrastructure projects in material testing, engineering and pavement services in the Queensland market. I am very pleased with this acquisition, which gives SGS a geographical advantage by extending our reach further into the Queensland regional area” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

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

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 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.