SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a geochemical sample preparation facility in Nongkhai (near Laos border, next to Vientiane), Thailand.

The new Nongkhai facility has been strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry in Laos and surrounding countries. Samples will be prepared in-country and delivered to SGS’s existing commercial laboratories in the Asia Pacific region for further analysis. In addition, this new facility will complement an unparalleled network of more than 50 commercial laboratories globally, many of which are accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

SGS is well recognized in the laboratory testing sector and this new facility reflects a commitment to ensuring that services are accessible to clients globally. The professionals at our Nongkhai laboratory are proud to bring you the expert support and services you require to gain a competitive advantage.

This facility complements SGS’s unmatched network of more than 150 commercial, on-site, prep and MSPU geochemical laboratories, 12 metallurgical facilities, 5 mineralogy facilities, over 120 energy minerals labs, over 30 fertilizer labs and over 70 trade offices. Of these sites, five labs are fully integrated GEMM (geochemistry, environment, metallurgy and mineralogy) labs (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile and South Africa) and two provide integrated geochemistry-metallurgy services (Peru and Russia). SGS is constantly reviewing opportunities to expand services and is committed to servicing the minerals industry globally.

Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of bankable services to the minerals sector including geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For further information regarding these and other SGS services, please visit SGS Mining.

For further information, please contact:

Ken Litjens
Vice President, Minerals Services SEAP
10 Reid Road, Newburn
Western Australia, 6105
t: +61 (08) 9373 3559

Somchai Thanthum
General Manager, Minerals Services & Hat Yai Branch
100 Nanglinchee Road, Chongnonsee Yannawa
Bangkok, 10120
t: +66 (0)2 678 1813


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