SGS opens new laboratory on Valuepark in Terneuzen, the Netherlands
On June 14th SGS officially opened a new laboratory on-site of Valuepark in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. This laboratory has been purpose built in order to service the clients in the region and is specialized in analysis and research on chemical products. The laboratory consists of offices and research laboratories with in total 250m2 floor space. SGS expects that in due time approximately forty inspectors and chemists will work from this new location. The laboratory will facilitate around the clock availability of services.
Mr. J. Van ’t Hart, Director of Zeeland Seaports, and Mr. J.A.H. Lonink, Mayor of Terneuzen were among the more than 250 visitors that came to the opening event & reception.
Both expressed their congratulations and “best wishes” for the future of SGS in this strategically important new development area.
SGS in the Benelux (Belgium an Netherlands) operates a extensive network of offices and laboratories in the field of Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Minerals, Environment, Consumer Products (Food), agricultural products. With 2700 employees in de Benelux en more than 48000 employees worldwide, SGS is recognized as the leading organization and global benchmark in the field of Inspection, Verification, Certification and Testing.
Valuepark Terneuzen in the south west of the Netherlands is the ideal location for chemical production and distribution; it is the perfect base for entry or expansion into today`s European market. Centrally located on the estuary of the Western Scheldt, between the main ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, Terneuzen offers the chemical producer and distributor cost effective facilities and direct access via road, rail, inland waterway and deep sea port, to the world`s most crucial markets and sources of supply. Valuepark Terneuzen is ideally placed to become a major European hub for the chemical industry and offers tremendous partnership potentials.
Valuepark Terneuzen is a joint venture between local port authority Zeeland Seaports and Dow Benelux. With 140 hectares of land available for further investment, companies settling at Valuepark will benefit from both the proximity to Dow Benelux BV`s extensive petrochemicals facility as well as the expertise of Zeeland Seaports concerning park infrastructure and regional economic development.
A number of liquid- and dry bulk storage companies have selected Valuepark for establishing a new base, including Vos Logistics, Katoen Natie and also OilTanking.