Cotecna acquires Shandong Baier Inspection Limited Company

Cotecna is pleased to announce the acquisition of Shandong Baier Inspection Limited Company, a prominent food safety testing laboratory in China.

Cotecna is a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chains safer and more efficient for our clients. Our trusted network of pr​ofessionals and certified laboratories provide expertise across five key sectors: government & trade solutions, agriculture, food safety, minerals & metals, and consumer goods & retail. Founded in Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with over 5,000 employees in more than 100 offices across approximately 50 countries.

Founded in 2013 and privately owned, Baier is one of the largest food safety testing laboratories in Shandong Province – the major agri-food production region in China. Baier operates under ISO17025 and CMA accreditations with comprehensive chemical, biochemical, microbiological, and physical testing capabilities. It employs 200 professionals and processes over 40,000 samples a year and serves a wide range of government and commercial clients across agriculture and food industries.

“We are very pleased to further extend our footprint in China and in food testing. Leveraging our combined strengths, Baier will help Cotecna to deliver a greater range of services to our customers, particularly in providing end-to-end supply chain assurance solutions.” said Sébastien Dannaud, CEO of Cotecna.

Ms. Gao Sulan, Founder and President of Baier, said, “We are excited about joining Cotecna’s global food testing network and building our future with Cotecna. This partnership provides our wide customer base with a strong assurance for accessing a variety of international testing, inspection and certification services.”

For further information, please contact:

Frank Pan
Vice President
North Asia Business Group
+86 21 5087 5883