NOSA acquires Deltamune’s laboratory business

The NOSA Group has acquired 100% of the Deltamune Group’s laboratory business (a leader in diagnostic testing and salmonella serotyping) effective 1 December 2019.

The acquisition follows those in 2018 of the CSIR laboratory business and the Aspirata Laboratories business, and now positions NOSA Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) to broaden its geographical reach and the scale and scope of its services.

NOSA TIC MD, Venisha Bachulal, says: “Deltamune Laboratories are well-respected laboratories known for strong customer relationships within the agriculture and food and beverage industries. 

“In addition to its testing expertise, Deltamune Laboratories are located across South Africa and in Zambia. This acquisition adds onto the existing scope of testing and makes NOSA TIC the largest group of sector-focused laboratories in South Africa.

“This will also expand our presence into Africa and further strengthen our testing capabilities for the agriculture, food and beverage and occupational hygiene industries in South Africa.”

The NOSA TIC business offers extensive technical expertise with regards to Testing (Microbiological, CO2, Occupational Hygiene and Chemical analysis), Inspection (Process and Retail Food and Occupational Health and Safety audits) and Certification (ISO 22000/FSSC 22000 certification).

Pieter Erasmus, NOSA CFO, says: “In the short term, the laboratories will operate as usual, and over time we will address overlaps, consider consolidation of certain facilities and enhance efficiencies across the testing business.”

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