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Eurofins boosts share in German food testing market

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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Eurofins Scientific has acquired a food testing laboratory in the German market for an undisclosed amount.

Institut Nehring performs analytical tests for all food products including: chemical, physical, biochemical, microbiological and sensorial testing.

The firm is a specialist in testing food contact materials especially canned packaging.

It also offers consultancy services that cover food law, technology, food safety and hygiene, quality control, site inspections and audits, harm reports and expert counselling.

The company’s customer base includes retailers, importers, wholesalers and food producers as well as companies and regulatory bodies in the packaging industry.

Institut Nehring is headquartered in Braunschweig, employs 76 staff and generates annual revenues close to €5m.

Eurofins said the acquisition is an opportunity to expand its market share in the German food testing market.

Dr Gilles Martin, Eurofins’ CEO, welcomed Institut Nehring to the business.

“The acquisition of Institut Nehring will expand Eurofins’ food packaging material testing services,” ​he said.

“In return, Institut Nehring will gain access to the group’s entire portfolio of competencies, logistics and clients, as well as the group’s IT systems, which should lead to improved process optimization to the benefit of Institut Nehring’s customers.

“This transaction is another demonstration of Eurofins’ commitment to acquire advanced technologies to expand its state-of-the-art portfolio of analytical services.”

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