Contrary to the general economic development, the Berghof Group grew strongly in 2020 and 2021, primarily by focusing on its strategic growth markets. This growth perspective no longer exists for the Analytics division within the Berghof Group. Therefore, the business unit Analytik is joining a strong partner that has been very successful in focusing on the topic of contract analytic services: the Eurofins corporate network.
Since the founding of the business unit Analytik in 1976, the field of contract analytic services has changed more than few other markets. Back then, there were many smaller, specialized laboratories with a primarily regional customer structure. And Berghof Analytik was able to quickly make a name for itself and grow. In the meantime, almost all of these smaller laboratories have joined multinational large-scale laboratories. The Corona pandemic and the resulting pressure on demand have again massively intensified this development, which is costly especially for smaller laboratories.
Berghof cannot ignore this development either. Therefore, the associates and the advisory boards of the Berghof Group, together with the management, had been looking for a solution that would offer a secure perspective for the Berghof Analytik team even in the long term. And they found the best possible solution: The Analytik division is joining - as countless laboratories worldwide have done before - a strong partner that is focused strictly on analytics: the Eurofins laboratory network. The transition is scheduled to take place on April 1, if all the general conditions specified in the contract can be implemented by then.