Global ID acquires food safety testing laboratory
Analitus brings a complementary Brazilian and Latin American-focused offering of testing and analytic capabilities for allergens, species-specific animal detection, GMOs, pesticides, mycotoxins, residues and contaminants.
The Global ID Group, Fairfield, Iowa, acquired Analitus Análises Biotecnológicas, a Brazil-based food safety testing laboratory.
Established in 2013 following a spin-off from EcoCerta Laboratory, Analitus brings a complementary Brazilian and Latin American-focused offering of testing and analytic capabilities for allergens, species-specific animal detection, GMOs, pesticides, mycotoxins, residues and contaminants. Analitus employs and invests in cutting-edge technology with security, speed and accuracy to ensure greater sensitivity in its results. The addition of Analitus’ multidisciplinary team of employees, proven technology and R&D capabilities will help make Global ID a one-stop shop for food testing and certification services.
Guilherme Thomazi, general director of Analitus, will continue to lead the Analitus business as general manager of testing services of Analitus under Global ID.
“We are excited to join Global ID, and to take our business to the next level, here in Brazil, in Latin America and around the world,” says Thomazi. “Our strong team of dedicated professionals has helped build Analitus into a market leader through technological development, and we are proud of their efforts. We believe this transaction provides a great opportunity for our employees, and will enable us to better serve our customers, as we continue working to achieve our mission as part of Global ID.”
“Through the acquisition of Analitus, we are uniting two market leaders and expanding Global ID’s international presence as the demand for food safety and quality continues to increase,” adds Ken Ross, chief executive officer of Global ID. “We know the Analitus team well, having partnered with them in Brazil for more than five years. We see significant growth potential in this combination and the opportunity to further differentiate ourselves, driven by complementary service offerings and synergy with our existing Brazil and Latin American businesses. We look forward to welcoming the talented Analitus team to the Global ID family, and to providing our customers a more expansive offering of world class testing and certification services.”