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Intertek acquires Biodata Analytik lab

Intertek Group has bought German laboratory Biodata Analytik, a subsidiary of K+S Consulting, for €3.6 mln cash to enhance its global food business, particularly in Europe.

The quality and safety services provider said it expects to grow its food services in Europe through the acquisition and sees Biodata's expertise in agriculture and environmental services providing synergies across its global network.

Biodata provides laboratory analysis and evaluation with a focus on food, along with analytical services on animal feed and agricultural products. It also provides analysis and evaluation of the quality of water, soil, air and waste products.

"For Intertek, this acquisition is a very important milestone. Biodata Analytik, which complies with the "Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)" regulations, has a number of important accreditations and is recognised market leader in the area of analysis", states Dr. Jochen Zoller, chairman of Intertek Food.

Intertek is worldwide market provider of services in the quality and security areas and serves various industries – both globally and locally. Intertek has the experience, resources and a global network of 970 laboratories and 20,000 employees in over 100 countries.

Biodata Analytik is the founding member of the Verband Unabhängiger Prüflaboratorien (VUP) (Association of Independent Testing Laboratories). In conjunction with universities and industry associations, the company is market leader in the accurate analysis of food, agricultural products, pet food, water, ground, air and waste products. Biodata Analytik GmbH serves customers worldwide.

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