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ALS Limited (ALQ)
is a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).


General Overview

About ALS

ALQAs one of the world's largest and most diversified testing services providers, ALS has sites strategically located around the world to provide accurate and timely services. They have operations in more than 350 locations, in 55 countries, and on six continents. They have teams of experts around the world available to provide specialised business solutions that align with client needs. Major hub facilities are located in Australia, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Their company can trace its origins to 1863 when Peter Morrison Campbell first established a soap making business in Queensland, Australia. After listing on the Australian Stock exchange in 1952, the modern era of the company began in 1981 with the acquisition of Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd and a shift to becoming a highly regarded international testing, inspection and certification company employing in excess of 13,000 staff.

Irrespective of their size, they have always retained a uniqueness that has allowed them to truly understand the industry, encouraging innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that creates strong links between our global business operations.

ALS Limited's (formerly Campbell Brothers Limited) major business today is its international testing services business. In that business, they are focused on delivering superior services through four main divisions: Minerals (Geochemistry, Metallurgy, Mine Site and Inspection); Life Sciences (Environmental, Food & Pharmaceutical, Animal Health and Electronics); Energy (Coal and Oil & Gas); and Industrial (Asset Care and Tribology); and offering a broad range of technical services to our clients that is unrivalled.

ALS is the global benchmark for quality and integrity, and they have built their reputation on quality, client service, innovation, and technical excellence. Their commitment to systemisation and standardisation allows their people to focus on what is important.

They measure success by the satisfaction of their clients. They are committed to providing a level of service that provides their clients with the confidence to make timely, accurate and informed decisions. As their company continues to develop and grow, so do their systems that make it increasingly easier to partner with ALS and receive data and reports that not only meet but exceed client expectations.

A workforce of over 13,000 that continues to grow is testament to the exceptional working environment, development opportunities and career prospects that the company strives to deliver to each and every employee. Critical to their overall strategy is they work hard to employ exceptional people and invest in their future, embedding a positive ethos within the company culture from the ground up; and ensuring every staff member feels a valued part of the ALS global team. This positive working environment flows through to their clients and the exceptional service that they strive to deliver with every ALS experience.

At ALS, they are committed to the health and safety of their people, the environment and the communities in which they operate; allowing them to establish long-lasting relationships with clients and make positive contributions to the regions in which they live and work.

Their Values are simple and they incorporate these in their daily operations, never forgetting the foundations of their success:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Exceeding Client Expectations
  • Belief in their Ability
  • Hard Work and Continuous Improvement
  • Doing it Better
  • Celebrating Success
  • Safety as a Priority


ALS commenced operations in Brisbane as 'Australian Laboratory Services' (ALS) in 1974 as a privately owned company. Starting from humble beginnings, their company initially provided analytical services for the oil shale and mineral exploration industries, and grew steadily in the first decade of operations.

In 1981, the Company was acquired by ALS Limited (Formerly Campbell Brothers Limited), a Queensland-based company first registered in 1863 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1952 (ASX:ALQ). ALS Limited has a strong record of consistent revenue growth and profitability.

Rapid growth and success has placed ALS at the forefront of the industry, aligning their services with some of the world's largest companies. With more than 13,000 staff, they currently operate from over 350 locations in 55 countries throughout Australia, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and process an impressive 20 million plus samples per year.

At ALS, they provide a broad range of sophisticated, state-of-the-art services through four main divisions: Minerals (Geochemistry, Metallurgy, Mine Site and Inspection); Life Sciences (Environmental, Food & Pharmaceutical, Animal Health and Electronics); Energy (Coal and Oil & Gas); and Industrial (Asset Care and Tribology).

The future holds many challenges for the company to maintain operations and deliver world-class service standards, while building a viable and competitive position long-term.


ALS commenced operations in Brisbane as 'Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd' in 1974 as a privately owned company providing analytical services for the oil shale and mineral exploration industries.

In 1981, the company was acquired by Campbell Brothers Limited (now ALS Limited), a Queensland-based company first registered in 1863 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1952 (ASX:ALQ). ALS has to date demonstrated over 30 years of strong business performance with global revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.

The focus of ALS is in the provision of a broad range of sophisticated, state-of-the-art services to four main markets: Minerals (Geochemistry, Metallurgy, Mine Site and Inspection); Life Sciences (Environmental, Food & Pharmaceutical, Animal Health and Electronics); Energy (Coal and Oil & Gas); Industrial (Asset Care and Tribology), and to continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.

Processing more than 20 million samples per year, their 13,000 staff operate from over 350 locations in 55 countries. They have laboratories strategically located around the world, operating in Australia, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and are one of the largest analytical laboratory groups in the world.



ALQALS Minerals is the leading full-service provider of testing services for the global mining industry in four key service areas:

  • ALS Geochemistry: Your Technical Services Partner
  • ALS Metallurgy: World Class Bankable Metallurgy
  • ALS Mine Site: Your Site... Our Quality, Scope, Service & Deliverables
  • ALS Inspection: Reliability, Independence, Integrity

With more than 120 laboratories and offices, and employing 4,000 staff in key mining provinces and trade ports on six continents, ALS Minerals provides unparalleled global coverage for a dynamic industry that seeks consistency, reliability, quality, mobility, versatility and technical leadership from service providers. The ALS Minerals service offering covers the entire resource life-cycle from exploration, feasibility, production, design, development through to trade, and finally rehabilitation.

Life Sciences

ALS Life Sciences is comprised of four primary analytical testing areas: Environmental, Food and Pharmaceutical, Electronics, and Animal Health. With our expansive worldwide footprint, ALS Life Sciences is the leader in global, comprehensive analytical testing services. They are experts in microbiological, physical and chemical testing services. Their industry-leading technical expertise, performance excellence and dedication to customer service make us the most reliable and trusted analytical service in the world.

At ALS Life Sciences, they work closely with you to understand your current analytical testing and service requirements, as well as those of the future. Our philosophy is to provide you with more than just reliable test results. We offer our clients all the advantages that an integrated laboratory network provides: regulatory compliance across six continents, excessive capacity, redundant certifications, and program management flexibility not possible with other laboratories. Our team is uniquely qualified to direct our operations in order to maximize client satisfaction. Our experts at ALS Life Sciences will partner with you as technical resources to enhance your analytical testing programs and mitigate environmental liability with scientific insight and legally defensible data.

They set their standards higher than others. They offer clientele a diverse and enviable range of testing capabilities that are cost-effective, flexible and tailored specifically around their objectives. With ALS Life Sciences, you will find your solution and your partner in the environmental, food and pharmaceutical, electronics, and animal health testing industries.


Coal, oil and gas meet approximately 87% of the globe's energy consumption needs; driving the key power generation, transportation and industrial sectors. Despite advances in delivery of renewable energy, into the future these fuels will continue to underpin economic growth in developing countries and drive global prosperity.

ALS Energy has two operating businesses servicing the energy sector: ALS Coal Services and ALS Oil & Gas Services. ALS Coal is the world's leading coal-focused laboratory group with a geographically and technically diverse service offering. ALS Coal delivers quality technical outcomes supported by a highly skilled and motivated management team, well-trained technical staff, a commitment to capital investment for ongoing improvement of technical services and a superior client service. ALS Oil & Gas is on an exciting development pathway to build a world-class oil and gas laboratory service with a global footprint.

ALS Coal has the expertise, equipment, laboratory capacity and desire to deliver quality outcomes for their clients.


ALS Industrial is a leading provider of diagnostic testing and engineering solutions for the energy, resources, transportation and infrastructure sectors. They work with a range of sectors to evaluate and monitor asset health and provide solutions to maximise production, extend asset life and ensure safe and reliable plant operation. Their international client base includes asset owners, operators, constructors and equipment manufacturers in the power, oil & gas / petrochemical, minerals processing, mining, water, infrastructure and transportation industries. The Industrial Division is made up of two complementary business streams:

Asset Care

They work with asset owners and operators to develop and implement reliability and integrity programs, evaluate and monitor asset health and provide engineering solutions. At the same time, they provide high quality nondestructive and mechanical testing, engineering failure analysis and investigational services to constructors and manufacturers to assist them achieve compliance with national and international standards and customer specifications.


Whether you want to reduce costly repairs, limit unplanned downtime, increase equipment availability, extend oil drains intervals or evaluate product performance, they provide the testing solutions to help improve your maintenance practices. They operate as a totally independent oil, fuel, coolant, and metalworking fluid analysis service with the largest global laboratory network in the industry.

Contact Info

ALS Limited

Level 2
299 Coronation Drive
Milton, QLD
AU Australia, 4064

Phone: +61 7 3367 7900
Fax: +61 7 3367 8156

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Phone: +61 2 9290 9600
Fax: +61 2 9279 0664

Level 12
225 George Street
Sydney, NSW
AU Australia, 2000

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