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SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vanguard Sciences Inc. (Vanguard Sciences), USA.

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Headquartered in North Sioux City, South Dakota, Vanguard Sciences is a leading provider of food safety testing services in the areas of product testing, research & development and food safety consultation, using a robust information technology platform. The company’s core capabilities include microbiological, chemical and physical testing.

Vanguard Sciences was founded in 2008 and is privately owned. It has a team of 95 highly skilled employees and its fully accredited operations are strategically located in both North Sioux City and Oklahoma City. The company generated 2017 revenues in excess of USD 11 million.

“This acquisition provides immediate growth opportunities in the attractive food safety testing market in the US,” said Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS. “It expands on our existing testing capabilities in our new Brookings facility, and further positions SGS as a global brand leader in food testing and related services.”

For further information, please contact:

Julie Engelen
Investor Relations
SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1
t: (+41-22) 739 91 11
f: (+41-22) 739 92 00
www.sgs.com

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.