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METLAB is an independent testing laboratory, SANAS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ILAC accredited. The laboratory is privately owned and managed since 1996 by the current owner, a Professional Metallurgical Engineer, registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), supported by a second level management team of Metallurgical Engineers for the daily management of the company.In April 2012, METLAB was acquired by SGS. The valuation of METLAB was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

METLAB Headquarter Location

57 Charl Cilliers Street Boksburg North 1459


South Africa

+27 (11) 917 5173

Latest METLAB News

SGS - SGS acquires Metlab (Pty) Ltd in South Africa

Nov 4, 2015

SGS acquires Metlab (Pty) Ltd in South Africa April 11, 2012 SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Metlab (Pty) Ltd., Boksburg, the preeminent metallurgical testing laboratory in Southern Africa. The company has a long history of providing destructive and non-destructive metallurgical testing and is renowned for its replication, hardness and chemical test technicians as well as its ability to conduct specialized testing on client sites. Metlab serves the heavy engineering, power engineering, testing & inspection, heat transfer, piping and tubing, steel mill and steel fabrication industries. Founded in 1982 and privately owned, Metlab employs staff in excess of 40, including metallurgical engineers, laboratory technicians and operators. It generated 2011 revenues in excess of ZAR 21 million. “Metlab is an exceptionally well run business and this acquisition will solidify SGS’ metallurgical laboratory testing footprint globally and provide access to key South African industrial accounts. This acquisition supports SGS’ growth in the destructive and non-destructive testing Southern African markets.” said Chris Kirk, CEO of SGS. For further information, please contact: Jean-Luc de Buman

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