ALS Global (Australian Laboratory Services)

As 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. We have operations in more than 350 locations, in 55 countries, and on six continents.

Company details

16B Lithgow Street, PO Box 1834 , Australian Capital Territory , 2609 Australia

Locations Served

Subsidiaries

Business Type:
Laboratory
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Analytical Services
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
2001
Employees:
Over 1000
Turnover:
more than $1,000,000,000 US

As 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. We have operations in more than 350 locations, in 55 countries, and on six continents. We 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.

Our 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 our size, we have always retained a uniqueness that has allowed us 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, we 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 we have built our reputation on quality, client service, innovation, and technical excellence. Our commitment to systemisation and standardisation allows our people to focus on what is important.

We measure success by the satisfaction of our clients. We are committed to providing a level of service that provides our clients with the confidence to make timely, accurate and informed decisions. As our company continues to develop and grow, so do our 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 our overall strategy is we 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 our clients and the exceptional service that we strive to deliver with every ALS experience.

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

Our Values are simple and we incorporate these in our daily operations, never forgetting the foundations of our success:

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

So what is The ALS difference? It’s simple: RELIABILITY - QUALITY - LEADERSHIP - TRUST.

The reassurance to know you are working with a Winning Team. We are all working towards the same goal - our team is your team!

ALS commenced operations in Brisbane as ‘Australian Laboratory Services’ (ALS) in 1974 as a privately owned company. Starting from humble beginnings, our 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 our services with some of the world’s largest companies. With more than 13,000 staff, we 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, we 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.