INSTITUT PIELDNER Dienstleistungsinstitut für Lebensmittelqualität GmbH, Based in Stuttgart, Will Become a Member of the GBA Laboratory Group
INSTITUT PIELDNER was founded in 1974. Today it is under the second generation of Pieldner family leadership, managed by Horst U. Pieldner. The service portfolio includes foodstuff analysis (chemical and microbiological analyses, in particular allergens and legionella, as well as sensory tests), but also consulting services, on-site services, training programs, and seminars.
The GBA Group has now recorded its third merger since last fall. This fact clearly illustrates the ambitions of the GBA Laboratory Group – a medium-sized company for food analysis, environmental analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, and consumer goods analysis – to expand and become one of the leading companies on the German laboratory market. INSTITUT PIELDNER, based in Stuttgart, is an institute that provides food quality services and has an excellent reputation among its customers as well as a long history of highly qualified and reliable foodstuff analysis. Therefore we are pleased to welcome INSTITUT PIELDNER to the GBA Group. This goes for all of the employees of the institute, but for Mr. Pieldner in particular, as he will continue to play an important role in the management of the GBA Division for Food Analysis and thus become a core member of the GBA Group. The independence of INSTITUT PIELDNER will be maintained as it was before; it will only be supplemented by certain group functions in order to strengthen its presence on the market.
Horst U. Pieldner, CEO and executive partner of INSTITUT PIELDNER, emphasizes:
“With this merger, we will bring our current strengths in analysis and consulting to the group and also profit from the GBA Group’s expertise in other fields that are interesting for us as well. Furthermore, as a service institute that operates nationwide, this will also result in the optimization of our potential in terms of the quality of service we provide both our new and long-term customers, in connection with faster processing times and reaction times. The entire IPDP team is looking forward to this exchange of know-how concerning our combined analytical service portfolio.”
Manfred Giesecke, CEO of the GBA Laboratory Group, adds: “For the GBA Laboratory Group, this merger is an outstanding case, both in terms of the content and the culture. On behalf of all GBA employees, we welcome our new colleagues in Stuttgart. The high quality of analysis, the equally strong focus on providing the best possible customer service, the shared potential for expanding the range of services in the field of food analysis, as well as the regional expansion to the location in Stuttgart – in the heart of southern Germany – provided further key factors for this merger.”
The parties have agreed that the details of the merger are not to be disclosed.
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