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Strengthening the support to Product Innovation segment in Hong Kong and neighbouring Bay Area and Meeting with IoT trend and demand.

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, announces the opening of a new laboratory for its Electrical & Electronics services in Hong Kong. Over 70 distinguished guests were in attendance during the opening ceremony comprising of top officials from the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, HKSAR Government and key clients from within the industry. The new facility, which features one of the most advanced EMC anechoic chambers in Hong Kong with its radio frequency signal up to 5GHz to match with latest technology specification, further expands our safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing capacity for new-age gadgets and devices in this wireless and IoT (Internet of Things) era.

The new investment is part of a key strategy to reinforce SGS’ unique advantage in delivering truly one-stop comprehensive solutions to an industry in which IoT is projected to generate USD 1.9 Trillion by the year 2020 with connected devices doubling over the next 5 years. With the certification of wireless products being the mandatory “entry ticket” to this rapidly expanding global market, innovators, manufacturers, global brands and local start-ups will undoubtedly benefit from our wide-ranging capabilities across our global network. SGS is an accredited Certification body by overseas statutory bodies including Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) in US, Industry Canada (IC), Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong, The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and as a Notified body for UK, etc.

Mr. Ivan Toa, Head of  Electrical & Electronics (Consumer) of SGS Hong Kong hailed the launch of the new facility as a key milestone to bring added convenience to industry clients, “When it comes to trendsetting electronic gadgets and devices we take pride in our unrivalled tailored solutions which also include all forms of regulatory compliance for individual markets, quality improvement programs, market surveillance and benchmarking, supplier capability assessment, pre-shipment inspection and more. Time is critical in the lifespan of these products and we believe our one-stop shop for comprehensive solutions will streamline and speed up the process improving market access.”

Ms. Christy Chan, Director of Consumer and Retail of SGS Hong Kong added, “We are seeing robust demand from an industry whose R&D and product development arms maintain a strong presence in Hong Kong and the greater area. Most importantly, their continued presence casts a vote of confidence to SGS and the reputable testing and certification industry in Hong Kong.  That’s why SGS is committed to investing in resources and expertise in our bid to cement this region as a leading platform in product innovation and trend development”