Cotecna, a Geneva, Switzerland-based provider of testing, inspection and certification services acquired Neotron, a global provider of testing services for food products, supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, based in Italy.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Founded in 1975 by Gian Carlo Gatti, Neotron is a large analytical safety laboratory with over 550 employees, performing 2,000 accredited tests and processing close to 300,000 samples per year.
The company provides chemical, biochemical, microbiological, physical and sensory analysis.
Neotron operates from a single site which boasts a state-of-the-art laboratory spanning over 10,000 m2 in Modena, and serves clients from 50 different countries.
Founded in Switzerland in 1974 and led by Sébastien Dannaud, CEO, Cotecna Inspection is a provider of testing, inspection and certification services via a network of professionals and certified laboratories providing expertise across four key sectors:
– agriculture & food,
– government & trade,
– minerals & metals, and
– general cargo.
The company started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with over 4000 employees in more than 100 offices across approximately 50 countries.