September 21st, 2018
Acquisition of Ambienge, a environmental lab in Brazil

Mérieux NutriSciences announces the complete acquisition of Ambienge Engenharia Ambiental e Laboratório based in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil.

Founded in 1998, the Ambienge laboratory offers a large spectrum of chemical and microbiological analyses on water, liquid effluents and atmospheric contaminants in both external and internal environments, as well as waste characterization services.

With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences consolidates its position of market leader in environmental analyses in Brazil expanding its operations to the North and Northeast of the country, where Ambienge has significantly developed environmental consulting and monitoring activities.

Philippe Sans, President and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences stated “The addition of the Ambienge laboratory and their dedicated professionals to our network will allow us to continue our growth and to expand our environmental service offering to a larger part of Brazil, and to further anchor Brazil as a key contributor to our strategic ambitions.”

For its part, Julio Sales, CEO of Ambienge said: “Being part of a large leading international group is an honor for our lab and will allow Ambienge to reinforce its position as a leading service company in Fortaleza and other adjacent geographies”.

The company counts on experts in analytical chemistry and environmental engineering distributed in different laboratory areas specialized in physical-chemical analysis of waters, effluents and residues, in microbiology, and atmospheric emissions. Ambienge has its own fleet and equipment for the collection of samples and field services for customer service.

Over the next few months, the Ambienge laboratory will be integrated into our global network of nearly 100 laboratories in 22 countries.

Press contact: Valérie Leyldé, - +33 4 72 38 15 30
José Pla, - +55 19 3429 7740

About Mérieux NutriSciences: As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of testing and consulting services to the food & nutrition, agrochemicals, pharma and cosmetics industries.

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