The reliability of the public lighting is essential for the functioning of every city. Because even a minor failure can cause unacceptable chaos, especially in most cities the size of Barcelona, it is of the utmost importance to ensure the quality and reliability of the lighting at the earliest opportunity.

In order to guarantee the highest quality of the public lighting, Barcelona’s City Council looked for a reliable third-party inspection, verification, testing, and certification company.

In April 2011, SGS Industrial Services in Spain was assigned a contract to provide comprehensive inspection and testing services, including Technical Assistance and Quality Control, from April 2011 to December 2011.

For the duration of the contract, SGS is ensuring a good maintenance of the lighting in Barcelona by providing Quality Control of new facilities, street lights, and urban tunnel lighting in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. SGS is conducting the testing by applying various light meter machines, including GPS positioning. With extensive experience and expertise in projects of this kind, SGS is providing the measurements of light and monitoring the process of changing lamps and cleaning lights.

With its first-rate services, SGS is helping the client implement new technologies in the lighting quality control as well as reducing the response time in case of incidents by improving the management systems.

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

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, SGS has accreditations to all the major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification, and testing. With an 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:

SGS Industrial Services
David Creus
Director Obra Civil 1
SGS Tecnos
c./Llull 95, 5ª planta
08005 Barcelona

t: +34 93 320 36 00
f: +34 93 320 36 16


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.