Eurofins acquires the laboratory business of Finnish Ramboll Group

Eurofins Scientific of Luxembourg, a global leader in food and environment testing, has acquired the analytical laboratory business of Ramboll Group in Finland comprising five laboratories specialized in environment testing.
Ramboll has built a clear market leadership in Finland throughout its 100-year history, offering the widest range of analytical services for environment testing. Its laboratories serve industrial companies, public municipalities as well as consulting companies. The company employs 109 staff across four laboratories in the southern region around Helsinki, as well as at a satellite laboratory in Tallinn, Estonia.
As the largest environment testing service provider in Finland, Ramboll has developed strong inroads with the largest customers in both the private and public sectors. The acquisition provides Eurofins with a market-leading position in environment testing, and a strong platform on which to accelerate the deployment of the Group’s capabilities in Finland, as well as a platform for entry into the Estonian market. In return, the acquired laboratories will have access to the entire portfolio of Eurofins’ testing methods, logistics, and other Group resources, which should allow it to further expand market share. The transaction should therefore benefit customers who will continue to enjoy the high quality services previously offered by Ramboll’s laboratories, complemented with an improved and wider range of analytical as well as IT services.
Lone A Clowes, Regional Director at Ramboll Environment & Health, said: “While Ramboll Analytics has a strong foothold on the Finnish market, it is a very specialised service requiring dedicated development and investment strategies. We believe that the analytics business will have the best development opportunities in a company that is fully focused on the laboratory sector.”
Dr Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO, said: “The acquisition of Ramboll laboratories in Finland reflects Ramboll Group’s confidence that Eurofins has the capabilities to successfully develop these over the long term. It also reflects our commitment to further strengthen Eurofins’ position as the leading private, independent analytical testing service provider in Finland.”
Eurofins Scientific through its subsidiaries believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and that it is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA. With over 27,000 staff in 310 laboratories across 39 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 130,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic. The Group objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.
Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both 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 and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.