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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (CIGI), based in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.

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CIGI is a USDA licensed agency inspecting grains and bi-products for export and domestic quality settlements with growers.

Founded in 1989 and privately owned, it employs 15 inspectors and technicians and generated 2016 revenues of USD 1 million.

"This acquisition expands our footprint in the US Midwest Corn Belt and will allow us to replicate our service offering in this region," said Frankie Ng, 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

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 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.