Silliker acquires MicroLabs

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Silliker Australia, the Australian subsidiary of Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation, has acquired DMG MicroLabs, an independent food testing laboratory in Brisbane.

Founded in 2003, by Mark Dawson and Bill Greene, DMG MicroLabs is a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) accredited microbiological service provider, offering testing in food, water and in-door air quality, but also chemical testing, consulting and training services.

In order to cope with the fast growth and the extension of scope of services delivered in its Brisbane laboratory, DMG MicroLabs activities have concomitantly been transferred to a new laboratory located in Eagle Farm, Brisbane.

This new laboratory allows Silliker Australia to take advantage of a fast growing region for microbiology and chemistry testing, but also to start offering fresh milk testing services, complementary to the milk testing laboratory located in its Blackburn (Victoria) laboratory.

“Already in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, it was key for Silliker Australia to have a laboratory in Queensland. This complementary location allows us to better cover the Australian market and thus to better serve our customers by being closer to them” said Philippe Sans, President and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences.

“We have decided to rapidly move the existing DMG MicroLabs laboratory to a brand new facility as of December 2014 which will allow us to expand our range of service and additionally deliver fresh milk testing services thanks to a brand new specialised laboratory that will commence operations in February 2015” added Daryl Bird, Managing Director of Silliker Australia."