July 3rd, 2019
Mérieux NutriSciences expands capabilities in environmental analyses and nanotechnologies with the acquisition of EcamRicert in Italy

Resana, July 3rd, 2019 – 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 EcamRicert.

Founded in 1984, EcamRicert is a laboratory based in Monte di Malo in the province of Vicenza, Italy. Initially specialized in the monitoring of drinkable and mineral waters, the lab gradually developed its service offering to support the environment, food, pharma and cosmetic industries. Today, equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and technologies, the company provides a large panel of testing and consulting services on the environment, food supplements and nanotechnologies.

This acquisition also strengthens Mérieux NutriSciences leading position in the environment sector for Italy. The company already has 7 laboratories operating in this area.

Moreover, in a context where nanotechnology is an area of emerging interest opening up promising opportunities for several businesses, this buyout is highly valuable and complements the group’s capabilities in nanotechnologies applied to different industrial sectors, including environment, food, pharma and cosmetics.

We are proud to combine our activities, goals and common culture with EcamRicert” said Philippe Sans, President & CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences, “EcamRicert is a family-owned company, just like ours. We are very confident that teams will identify themselves with our common values and vision.”

Andrea Camporese, Managing Director of EcamRicert added “The team is very enthusiastic about joining the Mérieux Nutrisciences group. The sharing of skills and goals will become a success factor to expand the group services globally”.

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired 85% of the shares of EcamRicert. The company has 58 employees and generated sales in excess of 5 million euros with more than 20% growth in 2018.

About Mérieux NutriSciences: A world player in food safety and quality for more than 50 years, Mérieux NutriSciences is present in 25 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 EcamRicert: EcamRicert is a company which has been active in the sector of laboratory analysis for more than 35 years. Today it’s an analysis, testing, research and advice lab, equipped with modern and specific instruments and technologies for different sectors. https://ecamricert.com/

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