November 2016

LGC acquires o2si smart solutions, further strengthening its solution standards production capabilities

oday, LGC announced that it has acquired o2si smart solutions, a leading manufacturer of organic and inorganic reference materials, based in Charleston, South Carolina. The acquisition bolsters LGC’s market leading portfolio of reference materials for the food and environment markets.

Euan O’Sullivan, Managing Director of LGC’s Standards Division, said, "We are delighted to be adding o2si to our Standards division. It offers a highly complementary fit to our existing manufacturing capabilities across the United States and Europe, adding organic solution standards expertise as well as a quick turnaround, custom standards workflow to our offering. We look forward to working together with our new colleagues to better serve our customers across the global food and environmental testing markets."

Dan Biggerstaff, Ph.D., Technical Director, at o2si said, "We are excited to join with LGC to enable us to enhance our product and service offerings to our customers. LGC has a fundamental knowledge of reference materials and a reputation that we are proud to be associated with. We are now part of one of the world’s most respected reference material manufacturers. This also provides our employees tremendous opportunities for growth. Since o2si was created in 1997, we have focused on providing innovative, cost effective, and fast turnaround solutions to meet our customers’ needs, based on our strong technical skills and world-class customer service. We look forward to providing our customers with continued high quality service as well as an expanded product offering by coupling LGC’s organic neat reference materials and o2si’s organic solutions and custom standards."

o2si’s products are accredited to ISO 17025 and ISO Guide 34 and certified to ISO 9001. o2si will continue to operate from its facility in Charleston, South Carolina.

LGC produces reference materials for a wide variety of different markets at its headquarters in Teddington, England, as well as at two further manufacturing facilities in the United States (Manchester, New Hampshire and Cumberland Foreside, Maine) and two in Germany (Luckenwalde and Augsburg).