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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Baseefa Limited, Buxton, UK. Baseefa is a world-renowned certification body for equipment in hazardous environments including product certification within the IECEx scheme and the ATEX directive. In addition, Baseefa operates a testing laboratory and offers training courses in safety in hazardous environments.

Baseefa Limited has operated as a private company since 2001. Prior to that, it was a part of the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a government body. It employs 31 staff and revenues for this year are expected to be GBP 3 million.

“With this acquisition, we add new activities in our Consumer Testing Services. It is part of our strategy to diversify our offering and provide these services to our global network ” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA
1 place des Alpes
CH - 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00
Website: www.sgs.com

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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.