SGS in Ethiopia, headquartered in Addi Ababa, operates a state-of-the-art’s textile and garment laboratory in Hawassa, reinforcing Ethiopia’s development as a hub for ready-made garment exports to Europe and the USA.


Location: Hawassa, Ethiopia
Established: 2014
Size: 300 m2
Employees: 18

Strategically located on the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPRS), this laboratory provides fast and efficient tailor-made testing services to local businesses, assuring textile and garment product compliance with relevant international regulations and requirements.


Serving domestic and international clients, the products we test include:

  • Textiles
  • Garments

Key Services

Strengthening the local apparel industry’s ability to meet the requirements of global standards and international markets we offer services including:

  • Testing 
  • Verification
  • Quality inspection
  • Compliance audits
  • Factory assessment
  • Loading supervision

The only full-fledged textile testing laboratory in the region our facility, offers highly trained and qualified staff supported by SGS’s global network.

For further information on our range of services, please contact our Hawassa team direct:

SGS Inspection Certification & ICT Services PLC
Hawassa Industrial Park, No. A5R Road, Shed 12, Gate no 6 East,
Hawassa, SNNPRS, Ethiopia
t: +251 462 12 08 26/05 37