Luxembourg company to acquire SF Analytical

Eurofins Scientific, a world leader in analytical support to the global food market, has announced its pending acquisition of SF Analytical Laboratories in New Berlin.

The transaction will close at the end of November.

Founded in 1900, SFA Labs was relocated to a state-of-the-art facility in New Berlin in 2008. The acquisition strengthens Luxembourg-based Eurofins’ growing presence in the United States.

SFA Labs is an independent commercial testing laboratory with multiple testing disciplines including food microbiology, food chemistry, consultative analysis and environmental chemistry. The laboratory offers a complete range of chemistry, nutrition, allergen and microbiological testing for food processors and manufacturers, in addition to environmental and water testing.

“We’re excited about becoming part of the global services of Eurofins, adding Wisconsin and the Upper Great Lakes Region to the multiple services offered,” said David Kliber, president of SFA Labs. Kliber acquired the company in 2002.

“We will retain the 114-year-old Wisconsin brand which will now be called ‘Eurofins SF Analytical’ and our established relationships and recognition will be seamless to clients and the community,” Kliber said. “People will still work with our employees as they have for decades in New Berlin and the Milwaukee area. At the same time, the lab will now be able to serve more clients with greatly expanded capabilities on a regional and national level as part of the Eurofins network of laboratories in the U.S.”

The acquisition by Eurofins allows Kliber and his staff to offer the full range of services available from Eurofins’ group of more than 200 laboratories around the world. In addition to the expanded services, Eurofins brings innovative logistical expertise, utilizing advanced courier systems to create streamlined sample pick up for clients. Eurofins is committed to providing the best laboratory services and client support to its customers and is dedicated to consistently delivering the highest level of analytical testing technology available in the industry.

“We are excited about the pending acquisition of SFA Labs and their strong customer focus. We look forward to rapidly expanding the scope of services offered to both existing SFA clients as well as future clients in the Upper Midwest,” said Marc Scantlin, vice president of Eurofins’ U.S. Food Testing Division.

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