Eurofins Scientific Announce Agfirst Bay of Plenty Acquisition

August 22, 2016
Lewis Botcherby
The Column
Volume 12, Issue 15
Page Number: 6

Eurofins Scientific has announced the acquisition of Agfirst Bay of Plenty, a fruit maturity testing laboratory in New Zealand. Agfirst Bay of Plenty provides independent kiwifruit maturation sampling and testing services across two facilities in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.

Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg) has announced the acquisition of Agfirst Bay of Plenty, a fruit maturity testing laboratory in New Zealand. Agfirst Bay of Plenty provides independent kiwifruit maturation sampling and testing services across two facilities in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.

The kiwifruit is New Zealand’s leading horticultural export and the industry is experiencing a period of significant growth. The company is situated within the Bay of Plenty region, which represents approximately 80% of New Zealand’s kiwifruit crop, further highlighting its importance economically.

“Agfirst Bay of Plenty expands Eurofins food testing offering in New Zealand and reinforces our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of building leading positions in niche areas in the testing market, to ensure deepest expertise in a wide range of markets. We look forward to providing AgFirst Bay of Plenty’s clients with access to the full range of services and capabilities of the Eurofins Group,” said Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO. 

For more information please visit www.eurofins.com