SGS, the prominent verification, testing and certification company, has announced the acquisition of a 75 % stake in Shenzhen Firstrank Industrial Development Co. Ltd which is based in Shenzhen, China.
Firstrank offers professional technical services to the offshore energy industry in the areas of quality and safety assurance, covering both in-service and under-construction facilities. The service scope includes non-destructive testing, rope access services, inspection of appliances, fire safety equipment & drilling rigs, and special equipment inspection including boilers, pressure vessels & cranes.
Founded in 2002 and privately owned, Firstrank, which holds an extensive range of local and international accreditations, is headquartered in Shenzhen and has branches in Tianjin and Huizhou.