SGS 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 over 48,000 employees, SGS operates a network of almost 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.
SGS Group operates a number of vehicle inspection programs in Africa, Europe, North America and South America on behalf of governments and private companies.
The core services offered by SGS can be divided into three categories:
Inspection Services SGS inspects and verifies the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods. Inspection typically takes place at the manufacturer’s/supplier’s premises or at time of loading or at destination during discharge/off-loading.
Testing Services SGS tests product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards. SGS operates state of the art laboratories on or close to customers' premises.
Certification Services SGS certifies that products, systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments (e.g. GOST R), standardization bodies (e.g.ISO 9000) or by SGS customers. SGS also develops and certifies its own standards.
SGS IN NIGERIA
SGS Inspection Services has operated in Nigeria since 1957 and boasts with 50% shareholding in the hands of Nigeria Institutions and Individuals The executive management team consists of the same percentage , whilst 98% of its employee are Nigerian Nationals. SGS operates through a number of core divisions, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Industrial, Government and Institution, System and Service Certifications ,Agriculture and Solid Minerals, employing a staff and contractor base of over 500.The company is a trusted partner in inspection, testing, verification and certification in Nigeria.
SGS is connected electronically via SGS in – house Global e-mail network to our customers for effective and even communication.