ALS Ltd. engages in the provision of technical services in the areas of testing, measurement and inspection, and supporting. It operates through the following segments: Life Sciences, Industrial, Commodities, and Other. The Life Sciences segment provides analytical testing data to assist consulting and engineering firms, industry, and governments around the world in making decisions about environmental, food and pharmaceutical, electronics, and animal health testing matters. The Industrial segment focuses in asset care and tribology testing services to the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. The Commodities segment involves in assaying and analytical testing services and metallurgical services for mining and mineral exploration companies and gives specialist services to the coal industry such as coal sampling, analysis and certification, formation evaluation services, and related analytical testing. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.