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Eurofins expands its food testing laboratory capacity in NZ

Eurofins expands its food testing laboratory capacity in New Zealand


21 May 2014

Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), the global leader in food and environment testing, announces the completion of the extensive rebuild of its Auckland microbiology, chemistry and soil testing laboratory into a large, state-of-the-art facility with total laboratory surface of 3,700m².

The laboratory was officially opened on Friday, the 16th of May by the Hon. Steven Joyce, New Zealand's Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation.

The investment, started shortly after the acquisition of NZ Labs by Eurofins in 2012, involved upgrading the site in Auckland to modern Eurofins standards, as well as adding a 2,000m2 laboratory wing that significantly expands the laboratory’s capacity. Eurofins has also expanded the laboratory’s capabilities by adding a further 120 analytical methods for food and dairy matrices, including analyses for infant formula label claims. The laboratory will serve as one of the Group’s main hubs for dairy testing in the region, and part of Eurofins’ network of dairy laboratories in Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, USA and China.


At present, Eurofins’ footprint in New Zealand includes laboratories in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch providing food, environmental and pharmaceutical products testing, as well as auditing services. In addition, Eurofins operates agroscience laboratories in Hamilton and Sydney [in neighboring Australia], offering comprehensive testing services for herbicide, pesticide and veterinary medicine residues in a wide range of matrices.


Comment from Dr. Matthias Wilbur-Weber, Eurofins Group Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific: “This investment underpins our commitment to support the food and dairy markets of New Zealand. We intend to continue strengthening our local footprint by making the full range of services and capabilities of the Eurofins Group available to our laboratories in New Zealand, and the rest of the Asia Pacific region.”


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