May. 9, 2022
SGS has a long-standing presence in Greece, having opened its first Greek office back in 1933. In the years since, SGS has conducted a wide array of inspection, testing and certification activities in all sectors of commodities’ trade, product manufacturing and services. In 2018 SGS opened a GLP and GEP field trials facility in Thessaloniki, and three years later SGS expanded its operations by opening a new facility in Crete.
The new soil and leaf tissue laboratory in Thessaloniki will further extend SGS's capabilities. SGS is now better equipped than ever before to support the Greek farming sector by delivering timely and effective testing, analysis and sampling.
Local stakeholders can now access SGS's industry-leading services when looking to analyze soil, plant or water samples – and get quick turnaround times. SGS delivers these analyses either as a stand-alone service or as a part of an integrated solution (such as the fertigation monitoring services or the precision farming solutions that the company provides at a global level).
This new laboratory offers the best of both worlds, blending SGS’s global expertise and cutting-edge equipment with unparalleled local knowledge. SGS's specialists provide key services and insights to support Greek crop producers throughout the growing season. Their valuable advice enables organizations within the agricultural industry to effectively manage inputs while safeguarding quality and yield.
SGS's Thessaloniki laboratory offers a wide range of independent services, including:
SGS is driven by a holistic global mission. SGS's goal is to provide farmers, producers’ associations, fertilizer companies, agricultural scientists and the contractual farming network with valuable insights into their crops and fields and help them make data-driven decisions at all times. This will allow them to minimize their environmental impact, lower their costs and maximize their yield.
The new soil and leaf tissue laboratory in Thessaloniki allows SGS to put this philosophy into practice throughout Greece – and to better support the country’s agricultural industry.