SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ecotecnos, Chile.
Ecotecnos provides sea monitoring and oceanography services to multiple sectors in Chile including aquaculture, energy, mining and petrochemical sectors to ensure that the impact of such industries on the aquatic or marine ecosystem is in compliance with national laws.
Authorized by the Chilean Environmental Regulation bodies, Technical Entities for Environmental Enforcement (ETFA) and Environment Superintendence (SMA), Ecotecnos provides sampling, studies and other technical advisory services. The company employs circa 30 people and generated a revenue of 2 billion Chilean Pesos (CHF 2.5 million equivalent) in 2021.
Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS said: “The acquisition of Ecotecnos is aligned with our strategy to expand our Industries & Environment offering in Chile, further strengthening our presence in the southern part of the country and helps improve the governance of marine ecosystems in the region.“
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