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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of SVA Ltd, a leading independent provider of an extensive range of advisory, testing and innovative IT services to the food and consumer products industry. Headquartered in Ashby de la Zouch in the Midlands, where it operates a state of the art laboratory, SVA also has offices in West Sussex and Dublin.

Founded in 2010 and privately owned, SVA employs 200 highly skilled specialists and generated revenue in excess of GBP 14 million in 2014.

"This acquisition strengthens our footprint in the UK food market, gives us additional testing capabilities, and expands our service offering to UK retailers and food manufacturers," said Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS. “It is fully in line with our strategy to further develop our food testing network.”

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00


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.