SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Australian Radiation Services Pty. Ltd. (ARS) in Melbourne, Australia.

ARS is Australasia’s leading provider of radiation calibration, monitoring, testing and consulting which provides innovative, practical and cost-effective radiation protection solutions. With its 20 highly skilled staff and a new state-of-the-art laboratory, ARS sets a platform for further development in radiation services within the SGS global network. Founded in 1996 and privately owned, ARS generates revenues in excess of AU$ 6 million.

“This is a great acquisition for SGS in the region. It builds on the recent acquisition of Leeder, creating a regional centre for specialty analysis in Melbourne and further enhances our reputation as an innovative provider of environmental services.” 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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