15th September 2014 Content supplied by: Mérieux NutriSciences
Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires Sino Analytica
Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired a majority stake in Sino Analytica, a leading independent food testing laboratory in China from Pacific Andes Group (Hong Kong). This acquisition bolsters Mérieux NutriSciences scientific service offer for global food players and further enhances its position as a market leader for food safety and chemistry innovation in Asia.
Created in 2003 by Pacific Andes Group and employing 200 employees, Sino Analytica offers testing, training, auditing and consulting services for the food industry. The Company operates two fully accredited labs in China (in Qingdao and Ningbo) covering a surface area of over 5 600 m². Sino Analytica started as one of the first independent food testing companies in China and has developed an undisputed leading position in contaminants testing and other complex chemistry analytical solutions.
Sino Analytica is a widely recognized service provider in China, working with major international and Chinese companies for exports and for the local market. Mérieux NutriSciences benefits from over 45 years of experience working with leading food and beverage companies throughout the world. It operates over 70 laboratories in 18 countries, in addition to 5 R&D centers in the US, Italy, France, Brazil and China. The operations of Silliker, a subsidiary of Mérieux NutriSciences, in China and of Sino Analytica will be merged into one single business entity in which Pacific Andes Group will hold a minority shareholder position.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
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