SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roplex Engineering Ltd. Roplex specializes in engineering support and test services for vapor recovery systems. It operates mainly in oil distribution terminals across the UK, supporting Vapor Recovery Units (VRU) which are designed to reduce the vapour emissions from fuels.

Founded in 1990 and privately owned, Roplex employs 8 engineers and generated 2011 revenues in excess of £1.6 million.

"I am very pleased with this acquisition. Roplex' services are complementary to our Oil, Gas & Chemicals Services offering in the UK and provides us with a platform on the South coast, which will further enhance our presence in this key market place," said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

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 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00

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