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SGS United Kingdom Ltd Acquires Baseefa Ltd UK

SGS United Kingdom Ltd Acquires Baseefa Ltd UK
05/03/2012

SGS United Kingdom Ltd Acquires Baseefa Limited UK

SGS United Kingdom Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of Baseefa Limited, Buxton, UK. Baseefa is a world-renowned certification body for equipment in hazardous environments, including product certification within the IECEx scheme and the ATEX Directive. In addition, Baseefa operates a testing laboratory and offers training courses in safety in hazardous environments.

This acquisition allows SGS to offer expanded services in the verification and testing of products that may be susceptible to potentially explosive environments. The staff and knowledge that this acquisition brings allows SGS to diversify the services offered to clients.

Baseefa Limited has operated as a private company since 2001. Prior to that, it was a part of the government body – the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The staff of Baseefa have unmatched experience in the field of the certification of hazardous area equipment and related services.

“This provides a number of exciting opportunities for both Baseefa staff and for our customers, as we will benefit from SGS global reputation and network of laboratories, as well as its existing expertise in our field” said Baseefa’s general manager, Ron Sinclair.

“The existing management team remains in place, dedicated to retain our historical level of service, and to build on it wherever possible. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our customers in the future.”

Chris Kirk, Chief Executive Officer of SGS, said: “With this acquisition, we add new activities in our Consumer Testing Services. It is part of our strategy to diversify our offering and provide these services to our global network.”

About SGS SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.

Contacts: Jonathan Jones, PR Coordinator, +44 (0)1276 697980

About Baseefa

Baseefa is a notified body for the ATEX Directive, applying conformity assessment modules to all categories of equipment and protective systems for installation in Europe, as well as an IECEx Certification Body and Test Laboratory, helping UK manufacturers export around the world.

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