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May 18, 2011, Pune, India: SGS India recently started operations at its new state of the art Auto Components Testing Laboratory in the heart of Western India’s Auto hub – Chakan in Pune. Spread over 12,000 square feet and equipped with best of class technology and equipments, this one of its kind facility is designed to support the automotive industry in offering world class analysis at both Materials and Component levels at the door step of the huge automotive supply-chain based in Pune/Indian west coast.

The SGS Auto laboratory currently focuses on testing of interior and exterior auto components and can also conduct chemical tests for hard goods, articles in the toys segment and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) testing. In future, the laboratory will house many other latest generation evaluation facilities and expand its scope to various international &/or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approvals. This extension would complement SGS’ existing Auto laboratory in Gurgaon which was set up in the year 2005. The Gurgaon Auto laboratory is globally recognized and working seamlessly with majors like VW, RENAULT, NISSAN, DAIMLER, FORD to name a few, as well as their suppliers.

Speaking on the occasion, Paul House, Managing Director, and SGS India said, “With the launch of this new laboratory, SGS India has enhanced its portfolio of international quality services for the Indian automotive market. SGS has leveraged global best practices and experience from our Gurgaon Auto lab while establishing this Greenfield facility in Pune. This helped us to bring the best technology and expertise at one place for both Indian as well as international automotive organizations operating in India. India is fast establishing itself as a key peg in the global auto supply chain with some outstanding R&D and manufacturing facilities and the new lab will help customers test and certify their upcoming and existing products.” He added that the company planned to expand its portfolio and offer Homologation and Functional Safety services in the very near future.

Apart from being an important city in the western part of India, Pune has immense significance for the global automotive industry. With manufacturing bases of global auto majors and their entire supply-chain around, Pune is the leading location for the automotive industry in India and SGS is geared up to serve their requirements.

Globally SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Founded in 1950, SGS India has a workforce of over 4000 highly motivated, multi-disciplined professionals. With years of local experience and a vast network of over 70 offices and laboratories, SGS India offers high level expertise in the testing, verification and inspection of products from a wide range of industries.

Benz Thomas
SGS India Private Limited
226 Udyog Vihar Phase I
Gurgaon 122 015, Haryana

t: +91 99 71 17 73 91
f: +91 124 239 9763 to 64


The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.