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Eurofins Acquires Ahma Group

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Eurofins seeks stronger foothold in Scandinavia by acquiring Ahma Group.
Eurofins seeks stronger foothold in Scandinavia by acquiring Ahma Group. (Source: Eurofins)

Eurofins Scientific announced that it has acquired Ahma Ymparisto, the second-largest environment testing laboratory in Finland.

Helsinki/Finland — Founded in 1977, Ahma has built a solid reputation in the domestic environment testing market, with a strong footprint in the northern and western parts of the country, and with some strong competences in the fields of water, hydrobiology and bio-fuels testing in particular. The company employs 104 staff across its 3 main sites, and generated revenues in excess of € 7 million in 2016.

According to Eurofn, Ahma’s geographical footprint and test portfolio would complements the Group’s strong presence in the south of the country, obtained following the recent acquisition of Ramboll Group’s laboratories. Antti Kuivalainen, Chairman of the Board of Ahma Insinöörit said: “I am very proud that Ahma Environment found a new home within the Eurofins family. This transaction will create a superior environmental testing and research organisation in Finland as well as in the whole Nordics.”

Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO, commented: “The acquisition of Ahma illustrates Eurofins’ strategy of consolidating and continually strengthening our leading operational footprint. We are committed to supporting Ahma’s further development by giving them access to the full range of capabilities of the Group. Together with the recently-acquired laboratories from Ramboll, we look forward to supporting their respective operations and further developing their capabilities to continue providing customers in Finland with the highest level of analytical service.”

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