Intertek Acquires Divisions of Ciba Expert Services from BASF: Expands Services Globally

April 06, 2010

Intertek, the leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries around the world, announces the acquisition of Ciba Expert Services' Environmental, Safety, & Testing and Regulatory businesses, including Cantox Health Sciences International (Cantox) and Ashuren Health Sciences (Ashuren).

The acquisition substantially strengthens Intertek's scope and depth for regulatory consulting to meet customers' needs in managing their products in today's complex global marketplace. Over 200 specialists located in Canada, Switzerland, Brazil, USA, China, India, Italy, Japan and the UK will join Intertek and extend Intertek services international customers in many of its current business lines, with new analytical services competencies and health and environmental consulting services in particular.

Cantox and Ashuren are internationally recognized scientific research and regulatory consulting organizations providing solutions for clients in food and nutrition, agriculture, biotechnology, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Ciba Expert Services adds a major, GLP accredited, Pharmaceutical Services laboratory in Basel, Switzerland to Intertek's international Analytical Services facilities and new advanced testing services to the pharmaceutical, specialty chemical and performance materials industries in the UK, USA and India.

Wolfhart Hauser, Chief Executive Officer of Intertek said "CIBA Expert Services' strength in product-related testing and regulatory consulting makes this a strategic acquisition for Intertek as it extends our services and expertise to clients in a number of our business lines. Ciba Expert Services' clients will benefit from the wider services that Intertek can offer and our legal and regulatory experts, project managers, testing and laboratory services, and toxicologists will unite to provide regional support with global coverage".

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Contacts

For further information, please contact:

Joel Pekay
Global Marketing and Business Development Director
Health, Safety and Environmental Division
Telephone: 630-481-3126
E-Mail: joel.pekay@intertek.com

Erik Holladay
Global Marketing Director
Analytical Services Division
Telephone: 713-407-3533
E-Mail: erik.holladay@intertek.com