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SGS and Gexcon, a leader in safety and risk management and advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modeling, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 7, 2015. Last month, the two market leaders met to discuss opportunities for collaborative working in the field of risk analysis and process safety.

Through this non-exclusive partnership program, Gexcon and SGS will work collaboratively with international clients in a variety of countries, helping them to effectively manage the risks related to process and technical safety. Specifically, the combined network and expertise will help both parties to offer on a large scale safety assessments, perform accident investigations as well as offer advanced dispersion, explosion and fire modeling.

For SGS, the collaboration means access to an additional pool of experts in the field of risk analysis and process safety. Gexcon’s fire and explosion laboratories (large and small scale) will support SGS’s portfolios of materials testing laboratories if and when needed.

For Gexcon, the collaboration means added market access through a number of potential synergies.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Through its unique expertise in environmental, health and safety services (more than 5,000 environmental chemists, engineers, technicians, and geologists available in more than 60 countries around the world), SGS provides innovative services and solutions for every part of the environmental, health & safety industry. SGS’s global and local network of offices and laboratories, alongside its dedicated team, allows it to respond to customers’ needs, when and where they occur. The company’s reputation for independence, excellence and innovation has established the company as the market leader in providing services that improve efficiency, reduce risk and deliver competitive advantage for customers.

Gexcon specializes in advanced safety consultancy, consequence modeling, risk analysis, process safety compliance work and other safety related studies as well as safety product testing. Gexcon offers consulting services, software, testing and training.

For further information contact:

Nicolas Kyndt
Global VP SGS Environmental Services
SGS Environmental Services
t: +41 78 904 49 98

Sturle Pedersen
CEO Gexcon
Gexcon
t: +47 952 47 061

Geirmund Vislie
EVP Global Consulting Gexcon
Gexcon
t: +47 934 83 901

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.