September 2nd, 2020
Mérieux NutriSciences acquires the Danish QMS Consult business and reinforces its presence in Europe


Tassin, 2 september 2020 – Mérieux NutriSciences, a global player in food safety and quality, today announced the acquisition of QMS Consult business, which offers premium quality consultancy and training, legal updates and audits in food quality, safety and environment to the whole food chain in Denmark.

Established in 2002 QMS Consult brings close to 20 years’ experience with a highly recognized expertise in the Danish market. The business is based in Langå (central Denmark) and serves more than 300 customers in the food industry including manufacturers, traders, logistics, feed and packaging companies.

With the acquisition of QMS Consult, Mérieux NutriSciences expands its presence in theDanish food safety market and in Northern Europe. This operation is fully aligned with Mérieux NutriSciences’ strategy to expand its geographical presence and serve its customers throughout the food value chain.

This acquisition provides Mérieux NutriSciences with a solid entry point into the flourishing Danish food safety market and an excellent basis for growth in the region” said Philippe Sans, President & CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences. “We are delighted to welcome QMS Consult team which benefits from a very good reputation based on the quality and experience of its teams.” He added: “The services of QMS Consult are highly complementary to the services Mérieux NutriSciences provides through KTBA, an auditing and consultancy company based in the Netherlands and Belgium. This will enables us to offer an even more complete range of services to our customers.”

We are delighted to become a part of Mérieux NutriSciences, a strong global company with strong food safety skills. With Mérieux NutriSciences’ 7500 skilled employees and wide range of products, we will have even better opportunities in the future to meet our customers' exceeding needs” says CEO of QMS-Consult Henning Nyekjær.


Press Contacts:

Mérieux NutriSciences

Violette Dechelette 

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Claire Doligez 

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Laurence Heilbronn 

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About Mérieux NutriSciences:

A world player in food safety and quality for more than 50 years, Mérieux NutriSciences is present in 26 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 QMS consult:

QMS Consult, is a Danish company offering consultancy and training, legal updates and audits in food quality, safety and environment to the whole food chain.