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The SGS Industrial Services division in North America is pleased to announce that construction of the SGS inspection and laboratory facility in Carson, California has been successfully completed; built in response to the high demand for inspection and analytical testing in the region.

Strategically located just 30 minutes south of Los Angeles and adjacent to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Southern California, this new facility of SGS North America lends itself as a convenient platform to serve petrochemical upstream, refinery, pipeline, marine, and marketing operations.

With about 15,000 square feet, including administrative offices, crude and fuel oil laboratory, inspection-related areas and an octane engine PVM center of competency, the SGS lab provides quantity and quality inspection, analytical testing in the Oil, Gas and Chemicals (OGC) sector, complex fuel oil, crude oil and petroleum distillate analytical testing as well as comprehensive petroleum and chemical inspection.

The Carson facility is setting the stage for the One SGS Business Model, where multiple business lines not only converge, but thrive by delivering collaborative value propositions to customers. The goal of One SGS is being realized by establishing a base of inspection and testing operations of various business lines, which are able to provide multiple service solutions through a singular conduit to SGS clientele, including SGS Industrial Services.

In order to solidify SGS’s market position on the West Coast, the Carson facility is being utilized and leveraged by operations such as Asset Integrity Management, Non-Destructive Testing, Tablet Technology and Trade Services, Supply Chain as well as for innovative inspections.

The balance of the business lines is in the process of incorporating the business plans so that local staffing and new acquisitions can begin operations from the second through to the third quarter of this year. The Industrial business line is currently engaged in the West Coast facility and advancing its initial investments until September 2011.

In accordance with the One SGS Business Model, all SGS business lines are to function as one entity; to promote strategic and partnership-based relationships on the West Coast. SGS Industrial Services, together with other business lines, can now meet the high demand for inspection and testing services in North America thanks to the new Carson facility.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer’s installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades’ worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions as well as Renewable Energy.

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS has accreditations to all major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. With experienced and qualified staff, SGS operates an extensive network of offices and laboratories in various fields, which offer a wide range of product certification services.

For further information, please contact:

Keith Martins
Vice President – Western Region
SGS Industrial Services

SGS North America Inc.
20535 Belshaw Avenue
Carson, California 90746
t: +1 (310) 885 3792
f: +1 (310) 885 5637
Website: www.sgs.com/industrial

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.