SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and business of Geostrada, based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Geostrada provides construction material and geotechnical testing and is a business unit owned and operated by the Aurecon Group. Generating revenues in excess of ZAR 32 million, Geostrada employs more than 120 staff and managers.

"This acquisition further enhances the breadth of SGS services to the construction, materials testing and geotechnical industries in South and Southern Africa," 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

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