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In December 2011, SGS completed the acquisition of Baseefa Limited, UK. Baseefa is a world-renowned certification body for equipment in hazardous environments including product certification within the IECEx scheme and the ATEX directive. In addition, Baseefa operates a testing laboratory and offers training courses in safety in hazardous environments.

Baseefa Limited has operated as a private company since 2001. Prior to that, it was a part of the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a government body.
The integration of Baseefa into the SGS Group provides a number of new opportunities both for Russian manufacturers of ex-proof equipment willing to export their products and for international producers interested in entering the Russian market.

‘The SGS network allows implementing the one-stop shop model, commented Vladimir Buzdygan, Project Manager for European Certification at the Russian subsidiary of SGS. – Thus, by contacting the SGS office in Russia a manufacturer of ex-proof equipment is able to obtain at the same time the GOST R certificate of conformity through the proper SGS Vostok Limited accreditation and the ATEX or IECEx certificate thanks to the relevant approvals held by our British colleagues’.

Further Information

Vladimir Buzdygan
Head of Product Certification and Verification in St. Petersburg Branch and Project Manager for European Certification
SGS Vostok Limited
t: +7 (812) 449 04 70


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