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In 1976, we began our operations in Buenaventura by supervising agricultural products. We were first registered under the name of Sociedad General de Supervisiones S.A., which later changed to SGS Colombia in 1983.

Today, as Columbia’s leading provider of verification, inspection, testing and certification services, we assist the country’s most important economic sectors through efficient solutions. In 2000, SGS Colombia took over the management of SGS Venezuela, increasing sales and output dramatically.

SGS Colombia today

Our accredited laboratories offer services for industrial, minerals, consumer testing, systems and services certification, environmental, and oil, gas and chemicals projects.

With more than 1,200 employees operating from the country’s principal cities, we help our clients to increase quality, security, efficiency, productivity, and speed to market.

In 2012, we acquired Estudios Tecnicos S.A., enabling us to incorporate highly qualified professionals and diversify our services to the industrial sector in Colombia.

In Colombia, we hold the following certifications and accreditations:

  • NTC / ISO 9001
  • NTC / ISO 14001
  • NTC / OHSAS 18001
  • NTC/ISO-IEC 17020
  • NTC/ISO-IEC 17021
  • NTC/ISO-IEC 17024
  • NTC/ISO-IEC 17025 
  • NTC/ISO-IEC 17065

Thanks to our extensive infrastructure, we can quickly provide a comprehensive range of services anywhere in the country. This means that you benefit from a unique range of local solutions and global services, wherever you are.

To find out how we can help you, contact your local office today.