SGS in South America
We have been operating in South America since 1939. Our first offices were founded in Argentina and Brazil to provide inspection services to the agricultural sector. At the time, agriculture was the world’s main economic driver, which is why our services were widely needed and valued.
Over time, the world changed rapidly, so we changed with it, diversifying our services and broadening our market reach through the expansion to different countries. In South America, we provide essential services for mining, fishing and environmental projects, for vehicle inspections, and in the recent years, for the infrastructure sector.
Today, our presence in South America is strengthened by a team of over 11,000 professionals and technicians. All of them represent the very best talent and professionalism of their respective countries, such as: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.