NOSA confirms acquisition of Deltamune’s laboratory businesses

With the acquisition NOSA TIC is now SA’s biggest group of sector-focused laboratories.

NOSA Group confirmed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the Deltamune Group’s laboratory business (a leader in diagnostic testing and salmonella serotyping) effective 1 December 2019. This follows the news that an agreement had been reached  with regards to the acquisition.

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With the acquisition of Deltamune’s laboratory business NOSA TIC is now SA’s biggest group of sector-focused laboratories

Greater geographical reach

The acquisition follows the acquisitions 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 managing director 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.’

Enhance efficiencies

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 chief financial officer, 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.’

Bachulal says: ‘My goal is for NOSA TIC to continue to build on its long-standing reputation of excellence and continue to expand its offerings.  We will accomplish this by becoming part of a global company whose breadth of services and expansive reach provide extraordinary value to the customers and industries we are proud to serve.’

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