Mérieux NutriSciences makes two acquisitions in South America
Posted: 18 January 2016 | Victoria White | No comments yet
With these new acquisitions, Mérieux NutriSciences expands into Chile and now has 21 laboratories in South America, strengthening its position on the continent…
Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired the Allabor Laboratorios Ltda in Brazil and Labser Laboratorio de Analisis y de Servicios avanzados Limitada in Chile.
With these new acquisitions, Mérieux NutriSciences expands into Chile and now has 21 laboratories in South America, strengthening its position of major network of private analytical laboratories on the continent.
Founded in 2006, Allabor is located in Toledo, Parana State, Brazil and offers food testing, water and environmental services as well as residues analyses. Employing close to 200 people, the company provides food microbiology and physical-chemistry services with a strong and recognised expertise on poultry, meat and water.
Chile becomes 21st country where Mérieux NutriSciences operates
Labser was founded in 2001 as part of Veterquimica, a feed and veterinary business, and provides microbiology and chemistry analyses for the food, aquaculture, dairy, mollusks, livestock and agro industry. Labser operates a lab in Rancagua, in the O’Higgins region, benefiting from a 3000m² site, with a specific area dedicated to the determination of dioxins, furans as well as PCBs, and a second lab in Puerto Montt, in Los Lagos region.
Commenting on the acquisitions, Philippe Sans, President and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences, said: “These investments go along our strategy to expand in high growth potential market, and Chile is definitely one of them. Moreover, the addition of Allabor to our Brazilian network of laboratories will allow Mérieux NutriSciences to expand its capabilities especially for the growing export market.”
Mérieux NutriSciences says that over the coming months, Allabor and Labser will be transitioned into the Group’s network. Chile becomes the twenty-first country where Mérieux NutriSciences operates in the world.