Food testing specialists join UK scientific testing campus

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK & Ireland is set to enhance its testing capability when it relocates laboratory operations in the South East to a new Eurofins Scientific campus later this year.

The company is a leader in UK food testing services and will join other specialist scientific analysis businesses in the Eurofins Group at the 5,000sqm. site at Feltham, close to Heathrow airport.

Following significant investment and reconfiguration of former office accommodation, the facility will house both the food microbiology and molecular biology analysis currently carried out at a laboratory in Acton.

The site will feature the latest technology, alongside the creation of increased laboratory space intended to secure future growth opportunities for the company.

The campus is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, and will form a national focus point for the overarching Eurofins Scientific, also housing water hygiene services currently carried out at Camberley in Surrey.

Martin Dellar, General Manger at Eurofins Acton, said: “The move represents an exciting time for our business, cementing our place as one of the foremost analytical testing providers.

“Ultimately, the proposed changes will create the flexibility and capacity to better meet the requirements of all of our customers, and we are delighted to be undertaking such a forward-thinking project which will put us in an even stronger position within the food testing industry.”

A recent strategic business review of operations at the Acton site highlighted limitations in the current operational footprint and the need for a substantial and costly refurbishment of the entire site.

Martin added that senior management would be working hard to support staff during the relocation, and that the move to the larger laboratory would enable the potential to grow the workforce in line with the business’ growth ambitions.

For more information about the company, visit www.eurofins.co.uk/food-testing.

 

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