February 3rd, 2020
Mérieux NutriSciences expands capabilities in environmental analyses with the acquisition of C.P.G. Lab in Italy

Resana, Italy – February 3rd, 2020 – Mérieux NutriSciences, one of the global leaders in food safety and leader in environment testing in Italy, announces today the acquisition of the Italian company C.P.G. Lab.

Founded in 1978 and based in Cairo Montenotte (Italy), C.P.G. Lab is specialized in environmental analyses. Equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and technologies, the company notably offers a very large panel of testing, field activities and consulting services on water, waste, air & emissions, soils & materials for the benefit of Italian customers. C.P.G. operates two labs strategically located in Cairo Montenotte (Liguria - 1350 sqm) and Porto Torres (Sardinia - 300 sqm).

This acquisition strengthens and consolidates Mérieux NutriSciences leading position in the environment sector for Italy where the company already has eight laboratories operating in this area.

We are very enthusiastic to have the talented and recognized team of C.P.G. Lab joining us” said Philippe Sans, President & CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences. “Both companies share the same culture and pursue the same goals of continual expansion to always serve clients with the highest quality standards”.

Gabriela Ceccarelli, C.P.G. Lab founder: “Since its foundation over 40 years ago, C.P.G. LAB has always tried to satisfy the customer's needs, through a quality service, combined with the timeliness TAT, thanks to the professionalism and know-how of our human resources. I’m sure that joining Mérieux NutriSciences will allow us to further increase our skills and abilities, to make a valuable contribution to the achievement of new objectives and targets”.

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired shares to become the full owner of C.P.G. Lab. The company has 55 employees and generated sales in excess of 5,5 million euros in 2019.


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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. www.merieuxnutrisciences.com

About Mérieux NutriSciences Italy: Mérieux NutriSciences Italy has more than thirty years of proven experience in analytical services and contract research, audit and consulting in food, environment, pharma, cosmetics and consumer goods. It is present in 15 operative sites (22.000 sqm of laboratories) and it can count on the collaboration of more than 1.000 employees with a strong technical-scientific knowledge. www.merieuxnutrisciences.com/it

About C.P.G. Lab: C.P.G. Lab is a company specialized in chemical analysis for the environmental sector since 1978. Based in Cairo Montenotte, has always pursued the path of quality, specialization, continuous investment in technology and staff training. www.cpglab.it