SGS is very pleased to announce that its laboratory in Ankara, Turkey has been officially recognized by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) for meeting the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for specific registered tests for the minerals industry. Conformance to ISO/IEC 17025 demonstrates technical competency for a defined scope of tests and the operation of a laboratory quality management system. This successful achievement is evidence of SGS’s commitment to confidently deliver the best possible results to its clients.

The Ankara laboratory is strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals industry in Turkey, Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to provide unparalleled analytical services including AAS, ICP-AES, fire assay, BLEG, carbon and sulfur by LECO, classical titration and a full suite of wet chemistry methods for exploration, mine development and commercial trade. The laboratory has the capacity for over 1,000 samples per day. Its professional staff maintain high standards of quality and procedural excellence to ensure accurate, repeatable and timely data. The laboratory forms a key part of SGS’s unmatched global network of laboratories and functions as a gateway to other SGS services.

Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of integrated services for the hard rock, energy minerals and fertilizer sectors including sustainable geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering services, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For further information regarding these and other SGS services, please visit SGS Mining.

For more information, please contact:

Emre Ekizoglu
Business Manager, Turkey
SGS Minerals Services
Baglar Mah. Osmanpasa Caddesi no. 95
Is Istanbul Plaza, Günesli
Istanbul, 34209 Turkey
t: +90 212 368 40 00

Russ Calow
Vice President, Global Geochemistry
SGS Minerals Services
185 Concession Street, PO Box 4300
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0 Canada
t: +1 705 652 2018


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