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HISTORY

ALS can trace its corporate history back to Peter Morrison Campbell who established a small chemical company in Australia in 1863.


That company, Campbell Brothers Limited, became a publicly traded company when it listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1952.

Australian Laboratory Services P/L started a small geochemistry laboratory in 1976 in Brisbane (Australia) to service mineral exploration companies exploring the eastern part of Australia. In 1981, Campbell Brothers Limited acquired Australian Laboratory Services P/L and began a journey that would see ALS become one of the largest, most highly respected, commercial laboratory services companies in the world.

Following rapid growth and diversification across Australia in the 1980s, ALS expanded into Asia and South America in the 1990s, before expanding into North America, Africa and Europe in the early 2000s and finally the Middle East in 2011. Whilst ALS has seen its services expanded by both geographic and end market diversification, the company has never lost sight of its core values;


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

These core values are integral to everything ALS does and every decision we make. They are the cornerstone of what sets us apart from other technical services companies and are the foundation for the continuing growth and development of the company.

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