• Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) acquires C&M Scientific

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Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) acquires C&M Scientific

Jan 13 2023

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) the leading supplier of equipment, chemicals and consumables for laboratory use in the UK – are excited to announce the acquisition of C&M Scientific, a Scotland-based distributor of laboratory equipment and service provider specialising in installation, validation, calibration, repair and ongoing maintenance for scientific equipment.

Based in Livingston, C&M Scientific are fully accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO/IEC 17025 certification as well as adhering to MHRA, FDA and GMP standards. They provide engineering support and consultation throughout Scotland and the North of England, helping clients maintain their research platforms and adhere to accreditation standards, offering ongoing maintenance and support for a wide range of laboratory equipment and World-leading brands.

SLS has over 30 years of experience supporting the UK scientific sector and the addition of C&M Scientific aligns with SLS’ ongoing strategy to identify acquisitions that focus on delivering unrivalled customer service and support for laboratories across the UK & Ireland.

Ian Alexander, Managing Director at C&M Scientific said of the deal: “Our multi-disciplinary service and product range combine to provide a complete solution for laboratories across Scotland and the North of England. Joining the SLS Group will help us further extend our reach and expand our product offering. Our team of engineers are trained to the highest level to deliver our wide range of technical services and we look forward to supporting the expansion of the SLS Group’s service provision across the UK. Joining the SLS Group will help us to expand our product portfolio, enhance our capabilities and offer a better service to our customers.”

Ian Roulstone, Managing Director at SLS, added: “We are thrilled to welcome C&M Scientific to the ever-growing SLS family. This deal represents another great addition to the SLS Group as C&M Scientific have cultivated a reputation for unrivalled technical expertise. We are excited to further expand the SLS Group service provision and this acquisition continues our recent focus on developing a world-class service offering”.

C&M Scientific will continue to trade under its current name, retaining all employees and management, whilst harnessing SLS’s business support and infrastructure to add value for all parties, stakeholders and customers from life science, NHS, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, R&D & academic communities.

As part of the acquisition, SLS are also acquiring Biostore UK, a biobanking business that delivers ULT and low temperature sample storage facilities to biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers.  This represents an exciting opportunity for the SLS Group to enter an entirely new market space and to use their presence in the laboratory market to offer a completely new service to their customers. The addition of C&M Scientific and Biostore UK continues the long-term growth strategy for SLS, after completing seven new acquisitions across diversified sectors in the last eight months with the aim to broaden its portfolio and services into a wider geographical area, including the UK, Ireland, East Africa and beyond.  

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