Munich / Sao Paulo. TÜV SÜD, one of the world's leading providers of testing, auditing, inspection and certification, training and consultancy services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SFDK Laboratório de Análise de Produtos Ltda (SFDK) in Brazil. This strategic move complements TÜV SÜD's food laboratories in Europe and Asia Pacific, and highlights TÜV SÜD's commitment to expand its international reach and service portfolio.
As the world's population continues to grow, food supply is becoming increasingly important. "Recent outbreaks of food scares and product recalls have urged the need for more stringent food safety requirements," says Dirk Eilers, Member of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG. "In light of this, we plan to invest in the further development of our services in this sector and in our global network of food laboratories." The acquisition of SFDK Laboratório de Análise de Produtos Ltda. in Sao Paulo, Brazil, demonstrates TÜV SÜD's commitment to provide customers with a more holistic service portfolio in the Latin American market.
Founded in 1998 in Sao Paulo, SFDK employs more than 100 experts today. With comprehensive accreditations in the area of food safety, it is one of the leading testing laboratories in the field. It has the competence to perform a wide range of services including microbiological, chemical, and foreign-materials testing. Its client base includes national market leaders and international groups. "SFDK's excellent reputation, modern laboratory equipment, and highly qualified expert staff, provide an excellent starting point for our further expansion in the Brazilian market," explains Sergio Mello, CEO of TÜV SÜD in Brazil. "I am convinced that SFDK will continue its successful development under the umbrella of the TÜV SÜD Group, and that we have created a strategic hub for the rollout of our services in other Latin American countries."
Further information about TÜV SÜD's services in the area of food safety is available at www.tuev-sued.de/foodsafety.
For more information, contact:
TÜV SÜD AG
Corporate Communications - CERTIFICATION
Westendstaße 199, 80686 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 57 91 - 29 35
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 57 91 - 22 69
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