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SGS Acquires Western Geotechnics Group

Ad Hoc AnnouncementsAcquisitionsMay 26, 2008

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Western Geotechnics Group, Welshpool, Western Australia.

Founded in 1987 and privately owned, Western Geotechnics offers a full range of services to the civil construction, mining and oil and gas industries including extensive materials testing, pavement design and materials investigations, research and development.

Western Geotechnics has four permanent laboratory locations in Welshpool - Perth, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Port Hedland as well as mobile laboratory services operated by 85 highly skilled staff. It generates revenues in excess of AU$ 12 mio.

“This acquisition is in line with SGS’ Industrial Services strategy” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS, “and will further strengthen SGS’ presence in Australasia by complementing services already offered by the Minerals Geochemistry, Metallurgy and Environmental testing Groups.”

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
SGS SA, 1 place des Alpes, CH - 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 98 61


The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 50,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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