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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sentinel Services (Proprietary) Limited, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Company provides Non Destructive Testing (NDT) services and consulting to the power, oil , railway, mining and manufacturing industries since 1999.

Privately owned the company currently employs 53 staff and consultants and generated revenues in excess of ZAR 21 million in their latest fiscal year.

“We are continuing to strengthen our South African business in Industrial Services. Sentinel will provide valuable personnel, skills and capabilities to our existing infrastructure and coupled with other recent acquisitions in South Africa, we are now well positioned for future growth in this exciting marketplace”, 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

About SGS

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.