SGS India Inaugurates State of The Art Laboratory in Chennai
SGS India recently announced the inauguration of its largest laboratory and facility in India. Located at Ambattur, Chennai, the facility was opened by Chris Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, SGS Ltd. and houses multiple state of the art laboratories along with inspections and audit services.
The state of the art facility 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 our 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
Speaking on the occasion, Chris Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, SGS Ltd. 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 organisation 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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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.