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The Industrial Division of SGS Italia (Industrial) provides customised solutions for every need, working both as a second party (on behalf and in the name of the customer) and as an independent third-party.

CONTACT: industry.italy@sgs.com

 

SECOND PARTY

An on-site inspection checking that the provided materials are in compliance with contractual requirements brings clear advantages for the company, especially if such procedures are carried out by an Accredited Body. The main advantages can be summarised as follows:

  • the detection of any non-compliance on site involves fewer costs for the vendor, while also maintaining his credibility with the customer;

  • the supplier is more open to observations made by an Accredited Body;

  • the company can present itself as qualified and authoritative without having to bear the costs of a permanent structure.

 

THIRD PARTY

The aim in any commercial transaction is to protect the interests of all the involved parties. This can be accomplished by appointing a third party, whose task is to check that the supplies comply with the contractual requirements freely agreed by the parties.

Inserting a requirement for an independent inspection either in the contract or in a letter of credit has clear advantages for both the vendor/exporter and the buyer/ importer, especially if it is carried out by a company with international credibility such as SGS.

 

For the buyer: less risk of non-compliance with the contractual requirements, and the consequent inconvenience and delays resulting from complaints and disputes; conformity with certain standards in relation to safety, work hygiene and worker health included within the inspection.

 

For the vendor: image of “transparency” in dealing with the buyer; facilitation of payment terms, no longer contingent on compulsory checks after receipt of goods; protection of his interests in the event of claims (goods arriving in poor state or with missing parts).

It should be noted that, thanks to special accreditations/recognitions by local authorities, SGS can provide support services to exporters of goods to various countries (e.g. Russia, Egypt, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and many others). In addition, its wide network enables it to work anywhere with local experts, issuing certifications and offering services that would otherwise have to be commissioned abroad.

 

MAIN SERVICES

  • design review

  • materials testing

  • welding inspection

  • dimensional check

  • suppliers inspections

  • test witnessing

  • pre-shipment inspection

  • packing and marking inspection

  • loading and unloading supervision

  • supervision at the yard

  • start-up tests witnessing

  • expediting

  • order management

  • prequalification and preliminary assessment

  • non-destructive tests witnessing and results interpretation

  • product certification

  • services for the building industry

  • international certifications

  • activities as a Notified Body

 

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

SGS issues the certifications required to negotiate credit or the special certifications of conformity requested by local authorities.

 

We carry out activities to support companies exporting to non-European countries, including:

 

ACTIVITIES AS

NOTIFIED BODY

 

SGS ITALIA works as Notified Body (NoBo 1381) for the following Community Directives:

  • European Directive no. 2014/68/EU PED (Pressure Equipment);

  • European Directive no. 2014/29/EU SPV (Simple Pressure Equipment);

  • European Directive no. 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive;

  • Regulation 305/2011: CPR (Building products).

 

SGS ITALIA works on the market as an Accredited Body (ACCREDIA).

 

ACTIVITIES AS

ACCREDITED BODY

 

CERTIFICATION BODY FOR PRODUCTS/SERVICES

IN ACCORDANCE WITH UNI CEI EN/ISO/IEC 17065: 2012

INSPECTION BODY TYPE “A”

IN ACCORDANCE WITH UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012

CERTIFICATION BODY OF PERSONAL CERTIFICATION

IN ACCORDANCE WITH UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012

 

MINISTERIAL AUTHORISATION

Regular ten-yearly inspections of underground GPL tanks, using acoustic emission testing.

 

 

SGS Italia can provide additional services at a global level using the accreditation/ recognition systems of SGS Group, tailored to the needs of the individual customer.

 

In 2017 the SGS Group acquired the CTR srl.

SGS CTR Srl performs conventional and advanced NDT.

The lab carrying out destructive tests, performs radiographic checks, Failure Analysis, SEM and EDS.

 

SGS CTR: CONVENTIONAL AND ADVANCED NDT