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Eurofins Acquires SF Analytical Labs Increasing Midwest Footprint

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Eurofins Scientific, the world leader in analytical support to the global food market, announces the pending acquisition of SF Analytical (SFA) Laboratories. The transaction will close at the end of November. Founded in 1900, SFA Labs was relocated to a state-of-the-art facility based in New Berlin, Wisconsin in 2008. The acquisition strengthens Eurofins’ growing presence in the US, as well as expands the current base of operations in the Midwestern United States.

SFA Labs is an independent commercial testing laboratory with multiple testing disciplines including food microbiology, food chemistry, consultative analysis, and environmental chemistry. With close attention to quality and customer service, SFA Labs adheres to the standards of ISO 17025 as well as official methods conforming to FDA and USDA standards. The laboratory offers a complete range of chemistry, nutrition, allergen, and microbiological testing for food processors and manufacturers, in addition to environmental and water testing.

“We’re excited about becoming part of the global services of Eurofins, adding Wisconsin and the Upper Great Lakes Region to the multiple services offered,” said David Kliber, President of SFA Labs. “We will retain the 114 year old Wisconsin brand which will now be called ‘Eurofins SF Analytical’ and our established relationships and recognition will be seamless to clients and the community. People will still work with our employees as they have for decades in New Berlin and the Milwaukee area. At the same time, the lab will now be able to serve more clients with greatly expanded capabilities on a regional and national level as part of the Eurofins network of laboratories in the US.”

The acquisition by Eurofins allows Mr. Kliber and his staff to offer the full range of services available from Eurofins’ group of more than 200 laboratories around the world. In addition to these expanded services, Eurofins brings their innovative logistical expertise, utilizing advanced courier systems to create streamlined sample pick up for clients. Eurofins is committed to providing the best laboratory services and client support to its customers and is dedicated to consistently delivering the highest level of analytical testing technology available in the industry.

“We are excited about the pending acquisition of SFA Labs and their strong customer focus. We look forward to rapidly expanding the scope of services offered to both existing SFA clients as well as future clients in the Upper Midwest,” said Marc Scantlin, Vice President of Eurofins’ US Food Testing Division.

For more information, please visit www.eurofinsus.com/food or contact:

Eurofins Contact : David Kliber
Lab : SF Analytical Labs
Phone: 262-754-5300
Email: dkliber@sflabs.com
Other party contact: Carlos Navarro
Address: 2200 Rittenhouse Street, Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-265-1461
Email: carlosnavarro@eurofinsus.com

Notes for the editor:

Eurofins Scientific is the world leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also number one in the world in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services.

With 16,000 staff in more than 200 laboratories across 36 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 100,000 reliable analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products. The Group provides its customers with high-quality services, accurate results in time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.

As one of the most innovative and quality oriented international players in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the expanding demands of regulatory authorities around the world.
The shares of Eurofins Scientific are listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0000038259, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).

Important disclaimer:
This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgement of Eurofins Scientific’ management as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the data available to the Company as of the date of publication, but no guarantee can be made as to their validity.