About Us

Our history as an OCM service provider.

Car Oil Sample
OCM History 1997


Vernolab is created as subsidiary of a major oil company

OCM History 2004


SGS buys Vernolab
(Labs in France and in the UK)

OCM History 2013


SGS buys Herguth Labs in the USA
(Labs in San Francisco and Chicago)

OCM History Present


Organic Expansion into 26 Countries

Over 40 years of OCM Experience

Specialist Services

Unrivalled Expertise

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.

Immediate Alerts

Immediate Alerts

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.

Mechanic Changing Oil

Expert Training

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.

Diesel Fuels

Why SGS?

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.

SGS at Glance

SGS 2020 Full Year Result

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