ALS Ltd. provides testing services which focuses manufacturing and marketing commercial chemicals and industrial cleaning agents throughout Australia and the Pacific. It also distributes non-food consumables. The company operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries in four segments: ALS Minerals, ALS Life Sciences, ALS Energy and ALS Industrial. The ALS Minerals segment provides assaying and analytical testing services and metallurgical services for mining and mineral exploration companies. The ALS Life Sciences segment provides analytical testing data to assist consulting and engineering firms, industry, and governments around the world in making informed decisions about their environmental projects. The ALS Energy segment provides specialist services to the coal industry such as coal sampling and analysis and certification of export cargoes. The ALS Industrial segment provides the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors with testing, inspection, asset care services. ALS was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.