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SGS & OpSec are proud to announce the launch of their partnership to authenticate goods.

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SGS's global reach and OpSec's innovative solutions are well-matched to promote the authentication of goods to ensure safety and quality within distribution and the supply chain. This partnership is designed to bring innovative technology to a broad sector of consumer product companies and brands to curb counterfeiting and is supported by on-site audit, inspection, sample collection and testing services.

SGS, the world's leading inspection, auditing and compliance company, is pleased to announce a new venture that will transform global supply chains – brand protection services. The company's established global reach and resources for inspection, audits and testing services related to supply chain risk management and its sustainability is the heart of this new division.

SGS's brand protection service provides an eco-system of solutions with a roster of trusted partners to help a company reach their goal of brand security. In-house experts develop tailor-made and confidential programs to help companies protect their brands. Supported by inspectors all over the globe and an auditing network covering 95 countries, SGS looks at all distribution channels, both traditional retail and e-commerce, and helps businesses to protect their brands and foster brand loyalty among customers, manage supply chains and improve efficiency.

Franck Pandiani, SGS Global Head of Brand Protection Services, commented: "Consumers, today more than ever, are focused on buying authentic items to ensure the safety of the goods they are purchasing.  SGS is always striving to bring such trust to the marketplace through a range of traditional tools and innovative solutions. This partnership complements SGS's existing suite of solutions by providing the latest technologies to deliver efficient and robust methods to help customers achieve these key goals with certainty."

In 35 years, OpSec Security has become the global leader in securing, enhancing and protecting brands and revenues. OpSec provides a unique portfolio of authentication technologies designed for the continuous advancement against counterfeiting. Through its flagship software platform, OpSec InSight™, OpSec empowers brands with data and analytics for their entire product life cycle.

Richard S. Cremona, CEO of OpSec, commented: "The partnership with SGS is a perfect complement to our business.  Combining the audit and compliance services of SGS with uniquely serialized authentication powered by OpSec InSight, brands will have the ability to maximize their market share, and revenues, without interference from counterfeiting."

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Meyer-Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46

About OpSec

OpSec Security is the market leader in fighting counterfeits for brands, transaction cards and government documents. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies, supply chain track and trace services, and online and e-commerce monitoring and analysis for thousands of companies across industry sectors and 50 governments worldwide. OpSec is a wholly-owned division of OpSec Security Group Limited and operates manufacturing and software development facilities and laboratories in the USA, the UK, and Germany and has sales operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit OpSec Security. Follow OpSec on Twitter @OpSecSecurity, Facebook and LinkedIn

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 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

Our Consumer and Retail division is the long-term partner of most of the major global consumer good brands and retailers to secure their global sourcing and manufacturing operations. For more information, visit SGS Brand Protection