SF Analytical Labs acquired by European firm

Special to The Freeman

Nov. 7, 2014

NEW BERLIN — SF Analytical Laboratories is in the process of being bought by Eurofins Scientific, the companies announced Thursday.

The transaction is anticipated to close at the end of November. Located in New Berlin, SFA Labs is an independent commercial testing laboratory with multiple testing disciplines including food microbiology, food chemistry, consultative analysis and environmental chemistry. According to a news release, the purchase expands the presence of Eurofins, which offers analytical support to the global food market, in the United States.

“We’re excited about becoming part of the global services of Eurofins, adding Wisconsin and the Upper Great Lakes Region to the multiple services offered,” said David Kliber, president of SFA Labs, in a statement. “We will retain the 114-year-old Wisconsin brand which will now be called 'Eurofins SF Analytical and our established relationships and recognition will be seamless to clients and the community. People will still work with our employees as they have for decades in New Berlin and the Milwaukee area. At the same time, the lab will now be able to serve more clients with greatly expanded capabilities on a regional and national level as part of the Eurofins network of laboratories in the U.S.”