Company Profile

SGS in Germany

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 96,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,700 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS provides solutions across all industries. Through a unique global network SGS delivers independent results tailored to the precise needs of the industry or sector. Founded in 1878, the company is headquartered in Geneva. Since 1920, SGS has been operating in Germany. SGS Group Germany provides inspection services for international trade, industrial goods, agriculture, the extractive industry and the consumer goods industry. The company works for producers and traders, governments and businesses, for suppliers and consumers alike.

Our History
Established in 1878, SGS started by offering agricultural inspection services to grain traders in Europe. From those early beginnings, we grew in size and scope as our agricultural inspection services spread around the world. During the mid 20th century, we began to diversify and started offering inspection, testing and verification services across a variety of sectors, including industrial, minerals and oil, gas and chemicals among others. In 1981, the company went public.

The current structure of SGS, consisting of 10 business segments operating across 10 geographical regions, was formed in 2001. From our beginnings in 1878 as a grain inspection house, we have steadily grown into our role as the industry leader. We have done this through continual improvement and innovation and through supporting our customers’ operations by reducing risk and improving productivity.

Our Value
We help customers all over the world operate in a more sustainable manner by improving quality and productivity, reducing risk, verifying compliance and increasing speed to market. Our range of services cover all industry sectors and touch the products and services that consumers around the world rely on countless times in their everyday lives. From the energy that powers the cars we drive and the homes we live in, from the food on our plates to the clothes on our back, from the quality of the air we breathe to the safety of the pharmaceuticals we take, SGS provides independent services that make a difference in people’s lives. At the end of the day, our value lies in what our services make possible for our customers and, ultimately, for their consumers.

Locations in Germany

Bayreuth, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Espenhain, Frankfurt, Fuerstenwalde, Goettingen, Halle, Hamburg, Hannover, Herne, Herten, Huerth, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Munich, Perl-Sinz, Rostock, Saarbruecken, Speyer, Stockach, Sulzbach, Taunusstein and Wilhelmshaven

The Center for Quality Engineering

Since June 1, 2008 the Center for Quality Engineering is a independent and accredited testing laboratory within the SGS Germany GmbH. The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services.

This center provides state-of-the-art testing and simulation systems covering over 5,500 qm. You no longer have to make those tedious trips to different labs or technical engineers.

We provide comprehensive consulting on suitable procedures and standards. As the basis for market approval, we test, evaluate, and qualify your products. Our international experience and technical equipment provide variety and capabilities that are unique throughout Europe.