Merger Southern Microbiological Services joins the Tentamus Group

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Tentamus is a global product and safety group with a core presence in Europe, UK, Israel, China and the USA.
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Tentamus is a global product and safety group with a core presence in Europe, UK, Israel, China and the USA.

Specialized in the group’s key competencies of food safety services, the acquisition of SMS further expands Tentamus’ national reach.

Tentamus Group GmbH was founded in 2011. Tentamus is a global product and safety group with a core presence in Europe, UK, Israel, China and the USA. Accredited and licensed Tentamus Group tests, audits and consults on all products involving the human body (food & feed, pharmaceuticals & medical, agrochemicals, cosmetics, agriculture & environment and nutraceutical & supplements). Tentamus Group is represented in over 50 locations worldwide. More than 2,500 highly-trained staff members work in over 1 million square feet of laboratory and office spaces.

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 is an independent laboratory testing business based in Wellington, Somerset, employing more than 30 people. The Company was founded in 1989. Since its inception the Company has focused on microbiology and chemistry testing services for the food, cosmetics and supplements industry. More so, SMS is ISO 17025 accredited and 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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