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SGS Acquires AirServices and Cronolab, Brazil

Ad Hoc AnnouncementsAcquisitionsJanuary 30, 2015

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of AirServices Estudos e Avaliaçôes Ambientais Ltda., in Sao Paulo and Cronolab Referência em Análises Químicas e Ambientais Ltda., in Rio de Janeiro.

AirServices performs air emission monitoring and testing, as well as environmental studies, while Cronolab provides water, soil and air testing, with a special focus on dioxins and furans.

AirServices employs 27 staff and generated revenue in 2014 in excess of BRL 6 million. Cronolab employs 17 staff and generated revenue in 2014 in excess of BRL 5 million.

Following the acquisition in 2012 of Environ Cientifica Ltda. (an industrial hygiene laboratory based in Sao Paulo), AirServices and Cronolab are expanding the SGS service offering in Brazil to serve a broader client base.

“I am pleased with the two acquisitions in the fast growing environmental business in Brazil. They give us a strong position in the environmental market in Brazil that will serve as a basis for further development in the country,” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00


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