March 15th, 2019 – Mérieux NutriSciences has signed today the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Acumen Scientific Sdn. Bhd (Acumen) fromTexchem Resources Bhd which remains shareholder for the remaining 49%. With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences consolidates its presence in Asean.
Acumen is a leader in food, microbiology and chemical testing in Malaysia and a global solution provider offering an extensive range of analytical testing and monitoring services. The company operates 3 laboratories in Perai, Subang Jaya and Johor Bahru and employs about 100 people.
Philippe Sans, President and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences said: « This partnership provides us a strong entry into the flourishing Malaysian food safety market. Both companies share the same passion for the highest quality standards and will team up to constantly improve the safety of food products and consumer health”.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr.) Fumihiko Konishi, Executive Chairman of Texchem Resources Bhd said “This collaboration with Mérieux NutriSciences, one of the major international players of the industry in the world, is a major milestone for Acumen to scale greater heights in this industry. Texchem will continue to support Acumen to achieve its goals.”
With this investment, Mérieux NutriSciences strengthens its presence in South-East Asia to better serve its clients in the region, and especially its global clients. Malaysia will be the 24th country where Mérieux NutriSciences is present around the globe.
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About Mérieux NutriSciences:
Because you care about consumers’ health
A world player in food safety and quality for more than 50 years, Mérieux NutriSciences is present in 23 countries through more than 100 laboratories.
As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences offers analytical and product development solutions to prevent health risks related to food and more generally to the use of everyday consumer products. The company also offers digital solutions as part of its dedicated business unit.
About Acumen :
ACUMEN SCIENTIFIC SDN. BHD. is a one stop analysis solution center which provides extensive range of analytical testing and monitoring services in the field of environment, chemistry and microbiology. Ensuring in compliance to international as well as local standard requirements for the competence of testing and calibration of laboratories, Acumen is an ISO / IEC 17025 accredited laboratory and has approval from the Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia.