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Eurofins Expands its Welsh Footprint Thanks to Latest Acquisition

Eurofins Food & Water Testing UK and Ireland has once again expanded its reach and capability with the successful acquisition of a leading testing laboratory in Wales.

On 25th April Eurofins completed the acquisition of Altair Analytical, a specialist independent food and drinks testing laboratory which employs 12 members of staff from its site in Carmarthenshire.

Launched in 2015, Altair Analytical has cemented its reputation regionally and has grown to become the largest independent food and drinks lab in Wales, providing a range of microbiology testing with quality and customer service front-of-mind.

Mark Carnaghan, Managing Director of Eurofins Food & Water Testing UK and Ireland, explained: “We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of Altair Analytical, an organisation which boasts strong local links and which has developed an impressive reputation across Wales over the last seven years.

“Our businesses have collaborated on a successful acquisition process, and we’re delighted to welcome all 12 members of Altair staff to the Eurofins family,” he added.

“This acquisition will provide even greater value for Altair’s customers as we introduce them to our expansive cross-specialist network of industry-leading labs, inter-company services, and our pioneering customer platform, Europortal.”

The acquisition comes exactly a year after Eurofins acquired Alliance Technical Laboratories (ALT) Ltd, and will continue to enhance the company’s food, water, and feed testing service provision in Wales and the South West as part of planned strategic growth.

“Eurofins is committed to continuously enhancing the service we offer to customers as part of our current five year growth strategy, and our work with the team at Altair Analytical will help us to develop a Centre of Excellence in Microbiology in Wales,” Mark concluded.

The site, based in Capel Hendre, is within easy reach of the M4 corridor and all major access routes, enabling the team to continue offering customers a reliable 7 days a week, 365 days a year, collection service.

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Notes to Editors: For more information, please visit or contact: Investor Relations Eurofins Scientific SE Phone: +32 2 766 1620 E-mail: [email protected] About Eurofins – the global leader in bio-analysis Eurofins is Testing for Life. Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research services. Eurofins is also one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, BioPharma Contract Development and Manufacturing, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products. With 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in 54 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of a wide range of products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services and in-vitro diagnostic products. The Group’s objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, innovative solutions and accurate results on time. Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the increasing demands of regulatory authorities as well as the requirements of healthcare practitioners around the world. In 2020 and 2021, Eurofins reacted quickly to meet the global challenge of COVID-19, by creating the capacity to help over 20 million patients monthly who may have been impacted by the pandemic with our testing products and our services and directly supporting healthcare professionals working on the front line to fight the virus. The Group has established widespread PCR testing capabilities and has carried out over 40 million tests in its own laboratories, is supporting the development of a number of vaccines and has established its SAFER@WORK™ testing, monitoring and consulting programmes to help ensure safer environments, travel and events during COVID-19. Eurofins has grown very strongly since its inception and its strategy is to continue expanding its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions. Shares in Eurofins Scientific are listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0014000MR3, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP). Until it has been lawfully made public widely by Eurofins through approved distribution channels, this document contains inside information for the purpose of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse, as amended. Important disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgment of Eurofins Scientific’s management as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the information available to the Company’s management as of the date of publication, but no guarantees can be made as to their completeness or validity.

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