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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hart Aviation based in Melbourne, Australia. Hart Aviation is a global leader in aviation safety, conducting more than 700 auditing and advisory projects annually in over 60 countries.

Founded in 1995 and privately owned, Hart Aviation has 38 full time employees and consultants providing specialist aviation audit and advisory services to specifically mitigate aviation risks. Hart Aviation’s clientele includes companies involved in many different industries and sectors such as mining, oil, gas, energy, utilities, government, forestry, agriculture, engineering as well as aircraft owners and operators. The Group reported revenues in excess of A$7 million for the latest fiscal year.

“I am very pleased with this acquisition which is the first one for our Systems and Services Certification business in many years. Our global network will provide Hart Aviation with exciting new opportunities to promote and expand its services. Many of SGS’ customers will be very interested in the unique services provided by the Hart Aviation team to manage and minimize risks to their employees and cargo”, 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.