SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of AXYS Analytical Services Ltd. (AXYS), Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

SIDNEY, BC, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - AXYS is the North American leader in ultra trace analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Contaminants of Emerging Concerns (CECs) and the early development stages of the fast growing metabolomics business.

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AXYS holds multiple analysis and matrix accreditations with American (NELAC) and Canadian (CALA) national bodies and is ISO 17025 accredited. It provides analytical testing services to research organizations, regulatory bodies, consultants and industry.

Founded in 1974 and privately owned, it employs around 100 experts and is expected to generate 2016 revenues in excess of CAD 12 million.

"This acquisition complements the service offering of our recent Accutest acquisition, as well as enhancing our existing environmental network," said Frankie Ng, CEO of SGS.

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For further information: Jean-Luc de Buman, Corporate Development, Communications & IR, SGS SA, 1211 Geneva 1, t: (+41-22) 739 91 11, f: (+41-22) 739 92 00, www.sgs.com; Fulvio Martinez, Media Relations Manager, SGS Canada Inc. - 647-929-0411; Fulvio.Martinez@sgs.com

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