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Eurofins Scientific buys Maintpartner’s testing laboratory

FBR Staff Writer Published 24 March 2014

Eurofins Scientific has bought food and environmental testing laboratory from Maintpartner Group, an industrial maintenance and operation services provider in the Baltic Sea region.

Located in the Kokkola Industrial Zone, the laboratory has a workforce of 27, and has strong recognition in agro-chemical and food industries, the company said.

It serves both private and public sectors with sampling and environmental testing.

With this acquisition, Eurofins will be able to roll out its capabilities and the complete suite of analytical services to increase customer base and market presence.

In addition, the company will have access to the local hub for several large chemicals companies, while the lab will benefit from Eurofins' analytical portfolio and expertise.

Eurofins Scientific Finland managing director Lasse Mäkelä said that the acquisition of the Kokkola laboratory reflects Maintpartner's confidence that Eurofins has the capabilities to successfully develop the laboratory, allowing Maintpartner to focus on its core competence.

"It also reflects our commitment to further strengthen Eurofins' position as the leading private, independent analytical testing service provider in Finland," Mäkelä added.

Eurofins Scientific provides food and pharmaceutical products testing, and runs more than 190 laboratories across 36 countries with around 15,000 staff.