Samples are a crucial part of the decision-making process.
At SGS, we understand that the packaging and distribution of samples is an essential marketing tool, and that the quality of your sample, how it is presented and the speed of delivery are often the key to winning new business.
Our sample management services combine cutting-edge technologies with unparalleled attention to detail, ensuring samples are dispatched cost effectively and just in time, helping you to make the best first impression on new and existing clients.
Sample warehousing facilities
SGS operates strategically-located chemical sample distribution centres and smaller sample service satellites worldwide through the global SGS network. These centres are licensed for the storage of both dangerous and non-dangerous chemical substances, including flammable, toxic or corrosive products and are equipped with state-of-the-art reconditioning, packaging and labelling facilities.
Our services include a customised smart-inventory management system, ensuring that the inventory is always maximised, meaning the sample stock never runs out and that the sample waste (to be disposed of) is minimised at the expiry date. Products can also be stored under specific conditions, such as under nitrogen, in a temperature-controlled environment, cool or heated.
Sample ‘pick and pack’ services
SGS also offers ‘pick and pack’ services. Samples are collected on site at the customer’s premises and transported to the closest SGS location where samples are properly packed, documented and distributed.
Our employees are trained regularly to keep pace with fast-changing transport legislation. They will ensure that all shipments are packed, labelled and documented in accordance with the applicable transport regulations. We take care that your sample orders are executed smoothly, with fast turnaround times. The vast majority of samples are shipped within one working day. During the whole shipment process the ‘track and trace’ data and the delivery details are available to our customers by means of an innovative web tool.
Find out how outsourcing your sample management to SGS can fulfil all your sample needs and deliver important cost savings.