Environmental Scientifics Group acquires Leeds-based microbiological laboratory, PMS Micro Limited
Extends range of services for its Food Division and provides access to new markets
07 July 2011 – Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce it has acquired PMS Micro Limited through its Food Division – Eclipse Scientific Group.
Founded in 1986, PMS has become one of the leading independent microbiological laboratories in the north of England. It offers a comprehensive range of tests for bacteria and pathogens in foodstuffs, water and animal feed to customers based locally in Yorkshire, and throughout the UK.
Mark Wood, Managing Director, Food Division says, “We are delighted to welcome the PMS team to the group. PMS has an enviable reputation based on its strong customer focussed ethos and delivery of a quality service, making it an ideal complementary fit with us. As a result, we have an exciting opportunity to grow the business further by leveraging our broader geographic coverage and range of testing, allied to our industry-leading customer portal, EOS.”
The acquisition marks a further chapter in the ongoing expansion of the Food Division following the opening of its Mirfield laboratory in January 2010. PMS customers will have direct access to a wider range of testing – including nutritional, vitamins and additives, pesticides, and allergen testing. At the same time, the Food Division will benefit from access to new markets, namely, retailer due diligence testing.
PMS Managing Director Andy Muirhead adds, “We are extremely pleased to have joined forces with an organisation that shares the same core values as PMS, and one that is totally committed to cultivating strong long-term relationships with its customers. Eclipse Scientific has clearly worked hard to enhance its heritage as one of the UK’s leading testing organisations by investing in its excellent facilities across the UK and in its personnel. We look forward to an exciting future together.”
ESG now has over 30 UKAS accredited laboratories and an employee base exceeding 1600.
About Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG)
Environmental Scientifics Group, or ESG as most people know it, is the UK’s leading company in environmental inspection, testing and consultancy. Grown out of the combination of a number of strong businesses including Environmental Services Group and Scientifics, ESG prides itself on the levels of accreditation it holds within its businesses and has a long standing reputation of delivering the highest level of service to its clients.
ESG has been a significant driver of change and innovation within the industry, driven by legislation, international standards and the economic climate. Today, the business enjoys unrivalled expertise and breadth of scope across a large and diverse range of market sectors covering Geotechnical Services, Environmental Safety Compliance, Materials Testing, Food Testing and Laboratories and Analytical Services. For more information visit www.esg.co.uk
About Eclipse Scientific Group (Eclipse)
Eclipse is one of the UK’s leading providers of external laboratory testing to the UK Food industry, operating from six modern sites across the UK. Eclipse offers a comprehensive range of testing services including Food Microbiology, Nutritional, Vitamins and Additives, Pesticide Residues and Contaminants, as well as Milk, Water and Pharmaceutical testing.
The company is known for its excellent levels of service and an industry leading customer portal, EOS, which delivers customer results rapidly and conveniently through a secure, web-based platform.