SGS Establishes First Independent Laboratory for Natural Stone and Homogeneous Material in China

Shanghai, China (PressExposure) January 12, 2010 -- On August 7th, 2009 SGS China officially opened its laboratory for natural stone and homogeneous material in Xiamen in response to the high demand for testing and certification services in the region.

The SGS lab is strategically positioned in the port of Xiamen, one of the main stone production and export bases in China and a leading base in the world. The laboratory has been designed, equipped, and staffed to provide technical support for local and international trading communities.

With 20 employees and about 1000m2 of floorspace, the lab in Xiamen provides testing and CE certification for stone exports to European, African and Asian countries and carries out other tests on homogeneous products such as artificial stone, ceramic and wooden materials.

Regulated by ISO 17025 and accredited by China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), the laboratory can send inspection results directly to the head office in Switzerland and companies can obtain certification in Xiamen. The time taken for the whole process is shortened from the previous 40 days to just 10 days.

About SGS-CSTC China

The SGS worldwide network has accreditations to all major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. With advanced testing technologies and experienced and qualified staff, SGS operates an extensive network of offices and laboratories in various fields, which offer a wide range of mechanical, physical and chemical testing facilities.

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 56,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 13, 2010 at 10:15 am
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