Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Acquires Leading Food Laboratory in Turkey


Istanbul, Turkey – February 28, 2012: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS), a world leader in quality assurance, product testing, certification, inspection, and audits, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kontrollab Gıda / Su, Cevre Analiz Laboratuvarı ve Hijyen Denetim Tic. Ltd. Sti., one of the leading food testing laboratories in Turkey.

Accredited to ISO 17020 and 17025 by TURKAK (the Turkish accreditation body), Kontrollab performs microbiological testing services for food importers and exporters, and hygiene checks for commercial companies such as restaurants and catering services. Kontrollab also is accredited by the Ministry of Food in Turkey and provides testing for the Ministry on imported food products. Located in Istanbul, the laboratory is in close proximity to manufacturers and offers free sample pick-up locally.

The acquisition of Kontrollab is a decisive step forward for Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, making it one of the leaders in food testing in Turkey. This acquisition adds a new dimension to its services and allows it to now offer the largest range of services in the country.

Mr. Atanur Dikmen, General Manager of BVCPS Turkey and Egypt, states: "With the strategic addition of Kontrollab and its capabilities to our existing food analysis, inspection and audit services, we will add value to our service offering and be even better positioned to meet client expectations. Combined with our superior service quality, customer service and technical staff, we anticipate increased growth in this market as an industry leader."

Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is the world's second largest group in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the group has more than 48,000 employees in 1,000 offices and 330 laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on the Euronext Paris (Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI) www.bureauveritas.com and services in excess of 400,000 customers around the world.

Bureau Veritas's Consumer Products Services division is a leading quality assurance provider for the global consumer product and retail markets with over 80 locations in 30 countries. This division offers an extensive range of specialized services including consulting, testing, inspections and training for a full-range of consumer products including hard goods, toys and juvenile products, soft goods, premiums, electrical and electronic products and health, beauty and household products. Bureau Veritas is recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations.

Kontrollab Gıda / Su, Cevre Analiz Laboratuvarı ve Hijyen Denetim Tic. Ltd. Sti
Established in 2006, Kontrollab Gıda / Su, Cevre Analiz Laboratuvarı ve Hijyen Denetim Tic. Ltd. is a leading provider of microbiological testing and hygiene checks for the food industry in Turkey. Located in Istanbul, Kontrollab is accredited to ISO 17020 and 17025 by TURKAK (the Turkish accreditation body) and also by the Ministry of Food in Turkey to perform testing on imported food products for the Ministry. Kontrollab serves food importers, exporters and commercial companies such as restaurants and catering services.

For additional information about Kontrollab (in Turkish), please visit http://www.kontrollab.com.tr/

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