SGS is pleased to announce that we are launching a new service for the metals and mining industry, Field Analytical Services and Testing (FAST), in North America and Australia.

FAST provides real-time data acquisition in the field by pairing portable instrumentation and machine learning. It will bring instrumentation into the field, provide data within 24 to 48 hours and, with the use of machine learning, enable real-time decision-making capabilities for clients.

"This service offering will allow our clients to optimize their exploration programs and production procedures, while making rapid decisions that support quicker speed-to-market," said Russ Calow, Vice President Global Analytical Services, Minerals at SGS in Canada. "SGS is committed to providing analytical procedures that yield meaningful, reliable data – while integrating our in-house, industry leading machine learning capabilities to give innovative, field based solutions to our clients."

SGS is the global leader in the geochemical laboratory analytical testing sector with over 160 geochemical laboratories in 45 countries. The FAST solution reflects a commitment to servicing the mining and smelting industries throughout the entire value chain, leveraging leading technologies. SGS operates on-site and near-site laboratories in some of the most remote locations in the world, regardless of the climate, the altitude, the logistics or the sample volume. Whether requirements are at the mine site or in metal smelting and refining plants, SGS has the experience, technical solutions and laboratory professionals to help clients maximize value from their operations and reach their goals efficiently and effectively.

SGS services to the minerals sector include geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering, process design and engineering, process control, water treatment and trade services.

For more information, please contact:

Russ Calow, B.Sc., C.Chem.
Vice President Global Analytical Services
SGS Canada Inc
PO Box 4300, 185 Concession Street
Lakefield, ON K0L2H0
t: +1 (705) 652 2018
m: +1 (705) 772 1338

About SGS

As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.