Mérieux NutriSciences has finalized the acquisition of 100 percent ownership in ACM Agro, a privately held France-based company that specializes in microbiological analytical services for the agro-food industry. With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences strengthens its presence in France while broadening its food safety reach.

With accredited laboratories in Quiers-sur-Bezonde (Loiret) and Sablé-sur-Sarthe (Sarthe), ACM Agro deals mostly with clients across the Centre-Val de Loire, Ile-de-France and Pays de la Loire regions. Mérieux NutriSciences will continue developing these two sites, and will extend the offer for ACM Agro customers, notably the physico-chemistry range.

“We are delighted to welcome on board the talented team of ACM Agro. The acquisition of ACM Agro will complete our geographical presence in France mostly towards our industrial customers.” says Philippe Sans, president and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences.

With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences now operates nine laboratories in France strengthening its position of major network of private analytical laboratories in the country.