GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Acumax (Proprietary) Limited headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa. Acumax specializes in non destructive testing (NDT), rope access services and ultrasonic inspections. Acumax serves the industrial, oil and gas and offshore industry in South Africa and the coast of Africa.

Founded in 2008 and privately owned, Acumax employs 12 staff and revenues for the prior year were in excess of ZAR 8.1 million, or roughly $1.1 million.

“SGS is excited by the prospect of building on the foundations of the Acumax business and investing and expanding our Industrial Services portfolio in the Southern African region”, says Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS.

The SGS Group is a global inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Founded in 1878, SGS has than 67,00 employees.