Advanced Laboratory testing (ALT), Irelands largest independently owned laboratory group today announced the purchase of the Microbiology testing business of Microlabs Ltd, Co Monaghan.
ALT, based in Newbridge, and Naas, Co. Kildare is wholly Irish owned and is Ireland’s fastest growing laboratory currently offering accredited Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Allergen, Environmental Chemistry and Veterinary testing services. Given this core focus, ALT is well positioned to continually develop new and improved testing services and focus on excellent customer service.
This purchase further enhances ALT’s geographical footprint on the island of Ireland and allows it to continue to grow and further enhance the level of service that can be now offered in-house to the Microlabs customer base.
Billy Coleman, CEO of ALT commented, ‘ALT is delighted to announce the acquisition of Microlabs Microbiology business. Microlabs is an excellent and well managed business and will fit neatly into our current infrastructure and we are delighted to welcome the Microlabs owner and Managing Director, Martin McGuire to ALT to assist with the integration of the Microlabs customer base into ALT. We are the only Irish owned Laboratory group in Ireland that has all island service levels and this purchase is a further demonstration of ALT’s commitment to servicing the Food Industry on the island of Ireland. With Brexit continuing to be a major concern to the Irish Food Industry it is vital that the Industry in Ireland has access to laboratory services that are located indigenously on the island and ALT are fully committed to providing these services.’
Martin McGuire, Managing Director of Microlabs, said “We are pleased to sell our Microbiology laboratory business to ALT. While the business has performed strongly for us in recent years, I am sure it will flourish under the focused leadership of ALT and additional testing services that ALT can offer the Microlabs customer base. Microlabs will continue to offer a localised Environmental Chemistry testing service and I look forward to continuing with this business while also assisting the team in ALT as they continue to grow.