January 9, 2009
Eurofins Group is pleased to announce that from 1 January 2009 the Denmark-based DLG Group has agreed to outsource its laboratory testing activities and part of its daily quality control to Eurofins Steins in Demark. A five year contract has been signed, worth over ¤10 million in total to Eurofins, which secures DLG access to Eurofins' worldwide network of laboratories, state-of-the-art technology and the highest level of expertise in all areas of food and feed testing.
For many years DLG has operated specialised food and feed laboratories in Odense and Aarhus in Denmark. These two laboratories, with a combined staff of 25 Full Time Employees, will from now on become an integrated part of Eurofins' network of laboratories in Scandinavia.
This outsourcing agreement is in line with Eurofins' strategy to be the leading independent laboratory supplier and strategic partner of choice of all the major global operators in the food and feed industry by providing them with cost effective solutions to ensure that their products meet the highest levels of quality and safety.
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Notes for the editor: Eurofins - a global leader in bio-analysis
Eurofins Scientific is a life sciences company operating internationally to provide a comprehensive range of analytical testing services to clients from a wide range of industries including the pharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.
With 7,000 staff in more than 150 laboratories across 29 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 25,000 reliable analytical methods for evaluating the authenticity, origin, safety, identity, composition and purity of biological substances and products. The Group is committed to providing its customers with high quality services, accurate results in time and, if requested, expert advice by its highly qualified staff.
The Eurofins Group is the world leader in food testing and one of the global market leaders in pharmaceuticals and environmental testing. It intends to pursue its dynamic growth strategy and expand 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 to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.
As one of the most innovative and quality oriented international players in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients' increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the demands of regulatory authorities around the world.
The shares of Eurofins Scientific are listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (ISIN FR0000038259) and Frankfurt (WKN 910 251) Stock Exchanges (Reuters EUFI.LN, Bloomberg ERF FP, ESF, EUFI.DE).
About DLG Group DLG is the largest agricultural supplier in Denmark and a major supplier in northern Germany through its German subsidiary HaGe. DLG supplies farmers with feed, seed grain, fertilizers, agricultural lime and plant protection and runs a group of food producing companies. DLG is a co-operative owned by 28,000 Danish farmers. Worldwide the DLG Group has subsidiaries in 27 countries. The DLG Group has approximately 5,400 employees and revenue rose to DKK 24.6bn in 2007 (EUR 3.3bn).
DLG has it's own feed factories with an annual production of approximately 3.7 million tonnes of feed compounds for pigs, cattle, poultry, horses, and sheep. The Group is also one of Denmark's largest exporters of malting barley, seed grain, feed and milling grain, rape and feed peas and via the Groups' affiliated companies is involved in - among other things - the processing of crops and vegetables.
DLG?s strategy is further internationalisation and to achieve a stronger market position in Eastern and Northern Europe.
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 judgement of Eurofins Scientific 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 data available to the Company as of the date of publication, but no guarantee can be made as to their validity.Information réglementée :
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