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World: Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation acquires food testing laboratory in Turkey

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Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation acquires Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group (KSL), a food testing laboratory in Turkey.

With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences expands their scientific services in food safety and quality in Turkey.

Founded in 1991, by the Gökçe Family, KSL has a long history in food testing, research, consultancy, training, certification and inspection.

The company is affiliated with the AGES-Austrian Agency for Health and Food safety and has been involved in several European Union projects as coordinator or partner.

Besides food testing, KSL has developed testing services for cosmetic and consumer food products to better serve the Turkish market.

KSL laboratory is based in Istanbul and employs more than 80 people.

This laboratory reinforces the Turkish network of Mérieux NutriSciences, already present in this Region with EgeChelab since 2012.

KSL and EgeChelab operations will rapidly be combined and will operate as one company in order to fulfill client requirements.

“This investment is part of the Mérieux NutriSciences’ external growth strategy in dynamic markets and follows up on two major acquisitions in 2014, in China and Italy,” says Philippe Sans, president and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences.