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SGS Acquires SGS Leicester Ltd., United Kingdom

Ad Hoc AnnouncementsAcquisitionsJuly 06, 2017

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of SGS Leicester Ltd., formerly trading as Texlab Ltd.

SGS Leicester is a UKAS accredited textile testing laboratory based in Leicester, United Kingdom which has been operating in cooperation with SGS since 2008. The company performs physical, chemical and flammability testing services for garment and textile retailers and importers, including major brands and distributors.

Privately owned, SGS Leicester employs 17 people and generated 2016 revenues in excess of GBP 0.8 million.

“This transaction consolidates our extended network in the UK, adding strength to our softlines testing capabilities,” 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.

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