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SGS Finland has acquired ownership of analytical operations of VTT’s (Technical Research Centre of Finland) bitumen laboratory. SGS Finland’s operation is focused on testing, certification, verification and inspection and the acquisition expands our testing services and clientele. VTT focuses on research special analytics and solutions of process problems. The acquisition includes testing equipment and clientele. VTT will also arrange training for carrying out of testing. Transfer of staff was not included in the deal.
The deal was closed and equipment transferred within a rapid schedule, as bitumen testing traditionally is very seasonal in Finland. Of this reason it was important to start testing services at the very beginning of the season in the spring of 2007 to be able to provide services to our customers without break.
The bitumen laboratory is located in SGS Hamina laboratory, which has a certified quality management system and is accredited by FINAS for certain test methods (T 156, EN ISO/IEC 17025). The scope of accreditation can be browsed on FINAS’ website www.finas.fiThe acquisition expands SGS Finland’s chemical laboratory’s service palette and strengthens our position as the leading provider of laboratory services.
SGS is the world’s leading verification, testing and certification company with more than 48'000 employees and operation in 140 countries around the world. Chemical testing knowledge is one of SGS’ main strengths.
For more information, please contact:
Anita Kinanen,
Department Manager, laboratory services,
+358 5 2106 250 or +358 400 595 344,
Contact information of our laboratory in Hamina:
SGS Inspection Services Oy
Syväsatamantie 24
FI-49460 Hamina, Finland