SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Umweltanalytik RUK GmbH, a provider of biogas, stack and fugitive emission testing services.

Based near Trier, it operates a state of the art laboratory. Founded in 1992 and privately owned, Umweltanalytik RUK GmbH employs 17 experts and generated 2012 revenue in excess of Euro 2 million.

This acquisition enables SGS to enter the renewable energy market (biomass, biogas) and sets the foundation for SGS to become a centre of excellence in that field.

“I am very pleased with this acquisition which complements our service offering in Germany and certainly shows potential for replication in other European markets” 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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