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Southern Microbiological Services joins Tentamus

The Tentamus Group today welcomes its newest member: Southern Microbiological Services Ltd. (SMS). Specialized in the group’s key competencies of food safety services, the acquisition of SMS further expands Tentamus’ national reach. Abgar Barseyten, CEO of Tentamus Group, says, “Our labs and offices throughout the world strive to deliver high-quality routine and specialized testing services. Together with our additional 4 laboratories across the UK, we are truly a market leader in food and related science services with more than 250 highly-trained dedicated specialists.”

Sally Bellekom, Director of SMS, added, “Our long-term cooperation and working relationship binds Tentamus and SMS together. We are absolutely delighted to be part of the Tentamus Group which will give us the chance to further develop and strengthen our ability to provide excellent testing services yet preserve a personalized service to our customers. Together with the existing expertise and knowledge within the Tentamus global network of laboratories, we are sure to meet all of the requirements of our customers and furthermore offer our staff a range of exciting career opportunities.”

Furthermore, with the support of Tentamus, we are thrilled to implement a state-of-the-art cloud-based LIMS system and expand our current space to 10.000 square feet, essentially quadrupling the current space.

About Southern Microbiological Services


SMS is an independent laboratory testing business based in Wellington, Somerset, employing more than 30 people. The Company was founded in 1989. Since its inception the Company has focused on microbiology and chemistry testing services for the food, cosmetics and supplements industry. More so, SMS is ISO 17025 accredited and is a Tesco and M&S approved laboratory.  For further information please visit http://www.smslab.co.uk




Sally Bellekom
Southern Microbiological Services Ltd.
P +44 1823 662062


Dr. Yvonne Pfeifer
Tentamus Group GmbH
P +49 162/230 26 39


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