Tentamus Group acquires Southern Microbiological Services
German company Tentamus Group, present in Europe, UK, Israel, China and the USA, with over 50 locations worldwide, is expanding its services in the British market by acquiring Southern Microbiological Services (SMS).
Tentamus Group does tests, audits and consults on food & feed, pharmaceuticals & medical, agrochemicals, cosmetics, agriculture & environment and nutraceutical & supplements. SMS is an independent laboratory testing business based in Wellington, Somerset, employing more than 30 people.
Abgar Barseyten, CEO of Tentamus Group, says, “Our labs and offices throughout the world strive to deliver high-quality routine and specialized testing services. Together with our additional four laboratories across the UK, we are truly a market leader in food and related science services with more than 250 highly-trained dedicated specialists.”
SMS was founded in 1989, with a focus on microbiology and chemistry testing services for the food, cosmetics and supplements industry. Also, SMS is a Tesco and M&S approved laboratory. "
Sally Bellekom, Director of SMS, added, “Our long-term cooperation and working relationship binds Tentamus and SMS together. We are absolutely delighted to be part of the Tentamus Group which will give us the chance to further develop and strengthen our ability to provide excellent testing services yet preserve a personalized service to our customers. Together with the existing expertise and knowledge within the Tentamus global network of laboratories, we are sure to meet all of the requirements of our customers and furthermore offer our staff a range of exciting career opportunities."
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