SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, was assigned a major contract to provide comprehensive Statutory Inspections for the Societe des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB), the Brussels-based bus and metro company in July 2011.

STIB is the largest urban public transport company in Belgium, encompassing all 19 communes of the Brussels-Capital Region and serving 11 outlying communes. STIB serves a network covering 241.5 km² with over 1,100,000 inhabitants, including thousands of commuters.

In order to assess the integrity, sustainability, and regulatory compliance with the defined standards and norms of all the equipment and installations, STIB looked for a reliable third-party inspection company.

Due to its first-rate experience and know-how in similar projects, SGS Industrial Services was awarded the contract to execute comprehensive Statutory Inspections of the STIB vast network of 4 metro lines, 18 tram lines, 50 bus lines, and 11 night bus lines.

For the duration of the contract, which is scheduled for three years until August 2014, SGS’s team of highly-experienced experts will ensure that the equipment and installations, including 600 escalators, 100 lifts, and all the electrical installations and lifting gear, meet all the quality and performance requirements. With Statutory Inspections, SGS will guarantee the safety and reliability of the customer’s assets, resulting in the sustainability of the business operations.

The main objectives of SGS Statutory Inspections are the assessment of the integrity of potentially dangerous equipment, such as lifts, escalators, and electrical installations, the health and safety of people, and the environmental sustainability and compliance with national and international regulations, supported by a flexible web-based reporting system.

With SGS’s help, the equipment and installations will be inspected for any discontinuities and failures to ensure the flawless and safe functioning of the STIB vast bus and metro network.

About SGS Statutory and Voluntary Inspection

SGS Industrial Services is the Notified Body for most European directives and has the necessary accreditations to provide the inspection and certification services for various markets. An extensive knowledge and its years of experience within the industry have equipped SGS with the expertise necessary to conduct professional and reliable Statutory and Voluntary Inspection services across various industry sectors.

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 the 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 & Trade, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, and Renewable Energy.

SGS Industrial Services is your local partner with global experience and connections. The strength of SGS lies in understanding its customers’ operational challenges and adding value by providing individual solutions.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Guy Franssens
Sales & Marketing Manager

SGS Statutory Services Belgium
Noorderlaan 87
2030 Antwerpen

t: +3235454899
f: +3235454897


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 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.