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GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies and SGS-CSTC Open Shanghai Application Center for Non-Destructive Testing


Non-destructive testing plays important quality control role in China industrial business

BILLERICA, Mass. - GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies (NYSE:GE) and SGS-CSTC, a Chinese joint venture of SGS group, announce the opening of a joint non-destructive testing (NDT) application center in Shanghai, China.

Non-destructive testing plays an important role in quality control in China, specifically in welding and industrial parts, and the safety assurance of pressure vessels and pipelines. It is used in a wide range of industries, including metallurgy, oil & gas, power generation, aerospace and transportation. With increasingly elevated requirements of quality, efficiency and safety in China, the market demand for NDT products and service is significant.

“This venture is a strong representation of the cooperation between the two companies,” said Charlene Begley, President & CEO of GE Enterprise Solutions. “The application center provides GE’s Chinese industrial customers with the opportunity to explore advanced NDT technologies, solutions and services.”

GE’s technologies, paired with SGS’s NDT training center and service capabilities, provide Chinese customers with world-class inspection service and training, and the ability to help solve their toughest inspection challenges. The partners will also work together to help facilitate the upgrading of certain Chinese NDT standards.

The joint application center is located in Kongqiao Industrial Zone in Pudong New Area of Shanghai, and is equipped with GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies’ NDT solutions, including ultrasonic flaw detectors, eddy current flaw detectors, spot-welding detectors, X-ray real-time inspection systems and digital inspection systems, computed-radiography system, microfocus X-ray system and industrial CT systems.

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is Healthcare for Infrastructure. The business is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE’s unique expertise and intelligent technology to elevate customers’ productivity. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. Its products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide. For more information, visit


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