SGS acquires CIM Tecnologías y Servicios S.A., Chile (CIMM T&S)

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of CIMM Tecnologías y Servicios S.A. (CIMM T&S), with operations inSantiago,Antofagasta, Calama, Copiapó, La Serena andRancagua, Chile.

CIMM T&S is a leading provider of technical services to the mining industry inChile. CIMM T&S focuses on geology and mining, metallurgy, environmental management, analytical services and industrial support.

CIMM T&S has provided the highest level of service to the Chilean mining community since 1996. They perform a comprehensive range of services including resource and geometallurgical services, analytical services, design and commissioning of geochemical and metallurgical facilities, metallurgical testing at the bench and pilot scale, hydrometallurgical services, mineralogy, plant operation and control services, outsourcing, production quality control, environmental monitoring and consultation.

Publicly owned, CIMM T&S employs over 2,000 staff. Revenues for 2011 are projected to exceed US$ 65 million.

“I am very happy with this acquisition. It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to and confidence inChile. CIMM T&S will bring us new skills and will support our expansion inSouth America” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

This acquisition further expands SGS’s comprehensive range of services inChile, which includes geochemistry, mineralogy, geometallurgy, metallurgy, advanced systems, support of commercial activities such as marine services and trade analysis, and environmental sustainability services.

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