This decision has not been taken lightly given the excellent reputation of the Santiago business, however it was considered the most viable option given current market conditions.
Consolidation of global metallurgy services The Santiago metallurgy facility effectively ceased operating as April 1, 2017, with equipment and ongoing test work transferring to Perth and Kamloops. Other ALS laboratories specialising in geochemistry, inspection, environmental, and oil, fuel & coolant analysis continue to operate from Colina locations in Santiago.
ALS understands that service continuity is critical consideration and has devised a program to ensure that a seamless transition is undertaken. Current purchase orders and service agreements will transition to Perth and Kamloops – the only change being the delivery address for samples. Technical contacts will be reconnected on a project by project basis.
Should you require any clarification of the process or the rationale, please do not hesitate to contact either of the following people:
VP Metallurgy, Americas
Group General Manager Metallurgy
We value your business and will continue to provide an excellent service to you in the provisions of metallurgical testwork.