Cotecna has confirmed the integration of CoalLab Pty Ltd, a leader in South Africa in the field of coal and other materials testing, together with sampling systems design, management, and consulting.
CoalLab was founded in 2007, and controls multiple on-site sampling and testing facilities, in addition to its own laboratory in Middleburg.
Robert Massey, Cotecna Group CEO, said: "The acquisition and integration of CoalLab into the Cotecna group significantly enhances our capabilities to service our customers in the coal and minerals industry globally. It also represents an important step in the expansion of our footprint in the commodities sector in Southern Africa, and on the continent as a whole, where we see a significant growth potential."
For Johan Bekker, co-founder and Managing Director of CoalLab, "The integration into the Cotecna Group provides CoalLab and its team with the support and global network of a strategic investor, and the opportunity to grow to its full potential in South Africa and beyond." Johan Bekker will remain as Managing Director of the company.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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