Verder Scientific and the Monitoring & Control Laboratories have formed a joint venture in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brands represented by Verder Scientific South Africa include: Retsch, Retsch Technology, Carbolite Gero and Eltra, while Monitoring & Control Laboratories (MCL) has represented the Retsch brand for 22 years in Southern Africa.

The ATM brand, also owned by the Verder Scientific Group, is not part of the portfolio of the new company and will continue to be represented by the current distributor, Advanced Laboratory Solutions (ALS), with whom Verder Scientific South Africa will conduct joint marketing activities, the company say.

‘We are really excited about the consolidation of the Verder product brands in Southern Africa,’ said Richard Hattersley, owner of MCL and co-owner of the South African Verder Scientific operation. ‘Both MCL and the new Verder Scientific operation have every intention of growing the brands to become a formidable player in the Southern African market.’ 

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