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SGS Consumer Testing Service

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SGS Consumer Testing Services  - click here for Information on US office.... access the SGS Global Network via US.....


Contact: Katherine Stein

International Business Development Manager






The SGS Group is the clear global leader and innovator in verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for the highest standards of expertise and integrity. The company was first registered as Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) in Geneva in 1919.  It has since expanded rapidly by organic growth and acquisitions.   Today SGS operates in 10 different business units meeting the needs of global commerce; this breadth of services is unique in our industry. Financial highlights from 2006 include: Revenue grew 15.5% to USD $3.45 billion; EBITDA up 24.6% to USD $721 million; Operating income up 24.3% to USD $566 million; Net income up 19.4% to USD $402 million; Operating cash flow up 34.3% to USD 500 million.


The SGS has maintained similar strong business performance over the past several years, making us the fastest-growing company in our industry.  Our financial strength has enabled us to drive significant financial investment back into our business to address business opportunities and new client requirements.


With 42,000 employees, SGS operates a network of almost 1,000 offices and laboratories in 140 countries. The SGS Group is a leading force in verification and monitoring services for international trade in agriculture, minerals, petroleum and consumer products, together with certification and other services to governments and international institutions.


SGS also offers strategic services to the industrial, environment, non-destructive testing, project sourcing, logistics and hygiene sectors. As a professional, independent and reliable partner, SGS is committed to the delivery of enhanced value for shareholders, clients, employees and the public at large. Integrity, transparency and ethical behavior are the core values of the SGS Group.



Over the years SGS has expanded its services and the major activities covered include:



·         Supply Chain security assessments and C-TPAT Security Validation Preparatory audits


·         Social Compliance auditing and CSR solution oriented project development


·         Retail Systems Compliance


·         Support Consultancy for major retailers, importers and manufacturers


·         Product Safety & Design Consultancy


·         Pre-shipment inspections


·         Testing of consumer products (toys/nursery goods, textiles, footwear, electrical goods, food and household products)


·         Product certification (e.g. sustainability of timber sources)


·         Certification to ISO 9000 Series Quality Management Systems Standards


·         Certification to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Standards


·         Certification to SA 8000


·         Code of Conduct audits


·         Training Courses and Seminars for client management, employees and supply chain vendors



CTS (Consumer Testing Services): Currently the CTS group is made up of over 7000 employees in 69 countries throughout the globe.  We continually bring added value to our service offerings by expanding into emerging businesses and becoming experts in areas for which our customers must have third party expertise.  The CTS business unit of SGS has the largest geographic footprint within the China market in our industry, with laboratories covering all key markets and production centers in this important country.  Backed by the strong financial status of the SGS group, we are continuously evaluating and investing in new labs and lab equipment.



            CTS endeavors to place itself on the leading edge of industry and technology trends, creating value for the good company we keep.  We provide quality and trade risk management solutions for importers, exporters, retailers and manufacturers.  Our extensive range of services includes testing, inspection, certification, consulting and training, allowing us to cover the total supply chain and address practically any consumer product or service.  To best address our customers’ needs, CTS is divided into four business units: Electrical & Electronic, Food, Hardlines and Softlines/Footwear.  We also focus on emerging markets such as Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions, Restricted Substances Testing Services (RSTS), Product Integrity Engineering (PIE) and Sustainability Services



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