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MEI Online: General Minerals Engineering: Latest News: May 4th 2004

:: SGS Lakefield Research Pleased to Announce Opening of SGS Lakefield Research Europe  

SGS Lakefield Research (SGS Lakefield), part of the SGS Group and Holman Wilfley Limited are pleased to announce that they have signed a strategic alliance to form SGS Lakefield Research Europe.

SGS Lakefield Research Europe will offer a variety of services to the European and North African community. These include laboratory-scale metallurgical and mineralogical testing and consulting services to the European-based mining and exploration industry. As well, the team will also offer process design and consulting services to the recycling market. Finally, SGS Lakefield Research Europe will continue to offer small scale engineering design expertise in support of small scale on-site plant modifications/adaptations or piloting. Such activities naturally flow from Holman Wilfley’s proven international capabilities in this area and SGS Lakefield’s world-class testing expertise available globally through laboratories in Canada, Australia, Brazil, Chile and South Africa.

Holman Wilfley Ltd is a UK-based supplier of small-scale engineering design, metallurgical testing and on-site metallurgical/operational services that has developed from an internationally recognized shaking table business. The business developed from the challenges inherent in the Cornish tin mining industry and the related expertise has now been applied globally serving both the minerals and metal recycling sectors. SGS Lakefield Research is recognized world-wide as a premier testing and consulting organization that develops bankable mineral extraction and processing programs which are tested in bench and pilot plant metallurgical campaigns. It has extensive analytical facilities and offers a full range of ISO-accredited inorganic and organic assay services, specializing in complex determinations. Its comprehensive mineralogical capabilities are unique in the private sector and are used by clients on a stand-alone basis or in support of metallurgical testing programs. Environmental testing and consulting services are provided to clients in both the public and private sector.

The SGS Group is a publicly traded company, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for the highest standards of expertise, quality and integrity. With more than 34,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1000 offices and laboratories around the world. The SGS group is the world leading company in inspection, testing, verification and certification services for international trade in agricultural, mineral, petroleum and consumer products, as well as certification and services to governments and international institutions.



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