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Herguth Laboratories, Inc. Joins the SGS Family

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Herguth Laboratories, Inc.
101 Corporate Place
Vallejo, CA, 94590

Press release date: January 31, 2013

SGS is proud to announce the acquisition of Herguth Laboratories, Inc. Herguth Labs is the premier, high end, commercial, oil, grease, fuel and failure analysis laboratory in North America.

The acquisition of Herguth Labs with major testing laboratories located in San Francisco and Chicago introduces the SGS global network of 27 condition monitoring laboratories to the North American market with two more state of the art, 10,000 sq ft facilities, making SGS the world's largest independent testing company in the field of Oil Condition Monitoring.

Bill Herguth, CEO of Herguth Laboratories, Inc. says he is pleased with the acquisition. "This acquisition offers unlimited opportunities for the talented and dedicated staff at Herguth. In addition, the user base in industry will benefit from increased access to high quality sophisticated testing service in every area of North America". "I plan to stay very involved on a day to day basis with the SGS Group and Herguth Labs for the benefit of our clients and staff".

The alliance between Herguth Labs and SGS will create synergies that will make it the leading Oil Condition Monitoring company in North America, offering both routine, highly automated analysis and equipment condition's diagnostics as well as non-routine consulting services such as lubrication programs audits, root cause and failure analysis. Their high level of service as well as high quality standards make it a good addition for the SGS Group, global leader in the area of quality, health, safety and environmental business practices. Herguth tests to ASTM and industry accepted standards and is ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025 and 10CFR50 Appendix B certified.

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 more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.

San Francisco Area -101 Corporate Place, Vallejo CA 94590
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