SGS India Opens Testing Facility in Chennai

SGS India has officially opened its largest laboratory and facility in Chennai, India in December 2012, headed by Chris Kirk, SGS Ltd CEO. Located in Ambattur, Chennai, the facility houses multiple state-of-the-art laboratories along with inspection and audit services.

The new state-of-the-art facility in Chennai has been designed to offer testing, inspection and certification services for textile, footwear, PPE, food, environmental, agricultural, minerals and industrial products. The laboratory and facility adheres to the best quality standards set by the industry and regulatory bodies alike.

In addition to being SGS' largest laboratory in India, the facility is also the most efficient one, with special emphasis being placed on work flow movement. The facility is also a benchmark in meeting SGS' commitments to corporate sustainability, with solar powered external lighting, rainwater harvesting, a building management system and dedicated Zero Discharge Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) enabling considerable water saving every day.

The facility comprises of the following key laboratories among others:

- Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) Testing Laboratory
- Restricted Substance and Product Testing Laboratory
- Footwear Testing Laboratory
- Microbiology Laboratory
- Pesticide Testing Laboratory
- Environmental Laboratory
- Mineral Laboratory
- Food and Agriculture Laboratory

Kirk said, "Our new laboratory and facility in Ambattur, Chennai will help us to offer world-class services to our clients and set a new benchmark in the Testing, Inspection, Verification and Certification space, helping us further to achieve our goal of being the best service organization in the world."

The addition of this new laboratory and facility in the SGS network will add new capabilities and capacities to the ever expanding SGS India network.
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