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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Röntgen Technische Dienst NV (Applus+ RTD Belgium), the non-destructive testing activities of Applus+ in Belgium. Applus+ RTD Belgium provides a wide range of non-destructive testing services in Belgium, through techniques including ultrasonic, radiography, magnetic, penetrant and visual testing. Clients include large energy companies operating in Belgium.

Applus+ RTD Belgium operates in two locations: Antwerpen and Merelbeke, and employs about 50 people, generating revenues of EUR 6.5 million in 2013.

“I am very pleased with this acquisition that will give us a leading position in the industrial non-destructive testing business in Belgium, and will ideally complement our customer base”, 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

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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 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.