Eurofins Scientific--a firm that performs bioanalytical testing that supports the entire food production chain--has acquired Bureau de Wit B.V. (“Bureau de Wit”), one of the main laboratory service providers focused on food and water safety testing for the food production, hotel and catering sectors in The Netherlands.

Bureau de Wit operates a strategically-located laboratory in Almere, employing 64 people while generating annual revenues in excess of $5 million (EUR). The company provides food and water safety and hygiene testing, with a strong reputation in the hotel and catering sectors due to its innovative, client-friendly tools and state-of-the-art client portals. Bureau de Wit’s existing competencies are entirely complementary to Eurofins’ portfolio of services, which should result in substantial cross-selling opportunities. Furthermore, its laboratory’s central location provides a perfect fit with Eurofins’ existing geographic footprint in the country.

This acquisition further reinforces Eurofins’ leadership in the Dutch food testing market and broadens its client base. In return, Bureau de Wit will benefit from Eurofins’ industry-leading laboratory network, including access to the Group’s comprehensive analytical portfolio, as well as logistical infrastructure. The existing Management of Bureau de Wit remains in place and will continue to work on the growth of the Bureau de Wit  business, now as part of the successful Eurofins organization.