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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of EMICS Ltd., based in Nottingham UK.

EMICS, formally known as East Midland Inspection & Calibration Service, is a leading independent UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) calibration laboratory. It complements the SGS Oil, Gas and Chemicals Services’ offering in the M&I (Measurement and Instrumentation) services. EMICS serves the Rail, Marine, Aerospace, Nuclear and Automotive industries.

Founded in 1990 and privately owned, EMICS employs 43 staff and is expected to generate 2012 Revenues of £ 2.8 million.

“I am very happy with this acquisition. It increases our geographical footprint in the UK and adds new calibration capabilities” 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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