Our history as an OCM service provider.
Vernolab is created as subsidiary of a major oil company
SGS buys Vernolab
(Labs in France and in the UK)
SGS buys Herguth Labs in the USA
(Labs in San Francisco and Chicago)
Organic Expansion into 26 Countries
Our responsive, state-of-the-art OCM service combines the expertise of diagnostic engineers with the latest techniques for analyzing lubricating oils, greases and hydraulic fluids. Both the physical and chemical characteristics of the oil are checked, yielding information on the wear of metals and the oil itself. We carry out sampling or provide inexpensive, easy-to-use kits for samples to be mailed to our laboratories, with quick turnaround times.
During lube test analysis, we notify you immediately of any alert situations by phone or fax, enabling you to take immediate action. Our team of experts across the globe provide state-of-the-art tribology analysis to understand the causes of component failure.
Additionally, all our experts can train your staff on how to use the OCM program. Effective monitoring of lube oil ensures maintenance is scheduled efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage to expensive plants and avoiding unscheduled downtime.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.