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Thursday, May 16 2019 - 00:00
Cotecna Acquires Neotron, a Leading Provider of Analytical Solutions to the Food Sector
GENEVA, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Cotecna announces it has completed the acquisition of Neotron, a global 
provider of testing services for food products, supplements, cosmetics and 
pharmaceutical products, based in Italy.

Founded in 1975 by Gian Carlo Gatti, Neotron is one of the largest analytical 
safety laboratories in Europe 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 

Sébastien Dannaud, CEO, Cotecna Inspection S.A, comments:
"We are excited to welcome Neotron and its talented team to Cotecna. The 
acquisition of Neotron represents a significant milestone in the delivery of 
Cotecna's growth ambitions. Through Neotron, Cotecna will be able to offer a 
broader range of testing solutions to its customers along the agriculture and 
food supply chains. We intend to leverage their laboratory platform, scientific 
reputation and extensive competencies to rapidly expand our food testing 
business across our geographical network." 

Gian Carlo Gatti, Founder of Neotron, says:
"We are delighted to join the Cotecna Group. By relying on the Group's global 
footprint, we will be able to expand our capabilities in food testing into new 
geographies. Cotecna's values and culture are similar to those of Neotron's, 
with family roots and a focus on superior customer service. As such, we remain 
entirely committed to high-quality standards by maintaining our values and 
customer focus."

About Cotecna
Cotecna is a global leading provider of testing, inspection and certification 
services. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer 
and more efficient for our clients. Our trusted network of professionals and 
certified laboratories provide expertise across four key sectors: agriculture & 
food, government & trade, minerals & metals, and general cargo. Founded in 
Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna 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. 

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Source: Cotecna Inspection SA