SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Galson Laboratories Inc., a global leader in industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring solutions. Galson is a full service provider of analytical air testing services and monitoring solutions designed to detect the presence of hazardous contaminants to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace and emergency response personnel. The company has long standing relationships with customers in a wide variety of industries including the petroleum, gas, chemical, mining, manufacturing, construction, and remediation sectors.

A privately owned company founded in 1970, Galson operates and is headquartered in Syracuse, NY, with 5 strategically located service centers. The company employs over 115 people and generated revenues in excess of USD 17 million in 2013.

“Galson has an excellent reputation for client service and for developing innovative solutions to meet clients’ needs. I am delighted with this acquisition that will establish us as a global leader in the industrial hygiene sector, reinforcing our  position on the US domestic market while strengthening our capabilities to serve our global customers in the growing industrial hygiene, health and safety markets.” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Luc de Buman
Corporate Development,
Communications & IR
1 place des Alpes
CH – 1211 Geneva 1
t: +41-22 739 91 11
f: +41-22 739 92 00


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

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