SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Sercovam Tests Laboratory Group headquatered in Cestas, France. Sercovam is a leading test laboratories group with state of the art facilities in Etupes and Cestas in France and sales offices in Spain and Italy. It serves the automotive, aeronautic and rail industry as well as the mass market and packaging business in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Founded in 1987 and privately owned, Sercovam employs 85 experts and generated 2011 revenues in excess of Euro 9 million.

“I am very pleased with this acquisition. It is a new milestone in our Consumer Testing Services’ strategy. The integration of Sercovam will strengthen our European lab network and further expand our service offerings towards OEM” 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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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 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.