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SGS is pleased to announce the strengthening of its environmental and Industrial operations in the UK through the acquisition of MIS Environmental Ltd. and MIS Testing Ltd., both based in Consett with offices in Manchester and Livingston.

MIS Environmental Ltd., founded in 1982 and privately owned, is a leading laboratory offering a vast spectrum of experience in asbestos, environmental and health and safety testing and consultancy services. Combined with current SGS chemical testing and Climate Change Programme, it will support the strategy, grow the network and expand expertise into a new range of services covering the full value chain, from field to data interpretation. MIS Environmental Ltd. employs 72 highly skilled staff and is expected to generate 2013 Revenues of £ 4.2 million.

MIS Testing Ltd., founded in 1983 and privately owned, is one of the most important mechanical and material testing laboratories in the UK. It offers a full range of mechanical testing including a comprehensive machining service and non-destructive testing (radiography, magnetic particle, ultrasonic). This acquisition is in line with the Industrial Services’ global strategy and complements the current local offering. MIS Testing Ltd. employs 55 experts and is expected to generate 2013 Revenues of £ 3.7 million.

“I am very pleased with these 2 acquisitions. The United Kingdom is a very important and growing market for SGS. I am convinced we will further strengthen our market position and add new services to our British portfolio” 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

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.