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SGS CTR increases our portfolio with conventional and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) services, as well as a range of materials testing capabilities.

Industrial pipes

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, SGS Consulting Testing Research (CTR) provides conventional and advanced NDT services, NDT training, and a range of material and mechanical testing services. SGS CTR caters for manufacturers, power generation clients and the oil and gas sector. CTR’s expertise complements our NDT and laboratory capabilities and is a valuable step towards enabling us to achieve our ambition of becoming a market leader in Italy for these sectors.

Founded in 2004, CTR employs 60 staff operating from two sites in Milano and Sammichele di Bari – each hosting a radiography bunker – as well as a client implant in Vibovalenzia. In 2016, the company generated revenues in excess of EUR 4.5 million. 

Extending our capabilities

SGS CTR will add the following expertise to our service portfolio:

  • World-class NDT services, specialising in progressive NDT technologies
  • A focus on ensuring the safety and reliability of customers’ products, equipment and facilities
  • Highly-qualified, experienced NDT technicians (Level II and III) 
  • Flexible working conditions at our facility, at customer site, or in the field
  • ISO 17025 accredited testing for wide range of mechanical, chemical and material tests
  • A one-stop-shop for a more cost-effective service

How the CTR acquisition will benefit SGS customers

The SGS CTR acquisition will:

  • Complement our statutory and supply chain services with advanced NDT
  • Expand our network of material testing laboratories and our activities in the manufacturing sector
  • Enable us to diversify into the power and utilities markets 
  • Extend our range of material testing capabilities
  • Enable us to provide comprehensive NDT services for our existing customers
  • Increase our NDT personnel training capabilities

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