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SGS Acquires International Electrical Certification Centre Ltd., Hong Kong

Ad Hoc AnnouncementsAcquisitionsJanuary 06, 2011

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of International Electrical Certification Centre Ltd., (IECC), in Hong Kong.

Founded in 1995, IECC is a leading independent laboratory providing third-party testing. IECC testing focuses on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Product Safety tests of electronic and electrical products (Audio & Video equipment, Electrical Household Appliances, Consumer Electronic, Digital Products, etc...). In addition, it offers services including consultancy and testing for global electronic and electrical certification.

IECC partners with several reputable overseas laboratories and is the sole agent of the German p-k-m electronic GmbH in China and Hong Kong. Accreditations held by IECC include the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), FCC (USA) , IC (Canada) C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand), CSA (Canada/USA). Privately owned, IECC employs 22 staff members and generated revenue of HKD 10 million in 2010.

"This acquisition will give SGS new expertise in EMC," said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS. " We will be able to leverage our network to further serve R&D for manufacturers and buying agents."

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
1 place des Alpes
CH - 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 95 93
f: (+41-22) 739 98 61

About SGS

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 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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