Romer Labs Opens R&D and Production Site in Tulln, Austria

With the opening of a center for R&D and production in Tulln, Romer Labs® further cements its commitment to innovation and precision in diagnostic solutions for the food and feed industries. The new building unites the ISO 17025-accredited and GMP+ B11-certified analytical laboratory with a robust R&D and production organization devoted to solutions in mycotoxins, food pathogens, food allergens, gluten and more.

10 December 2018 – Romer Labs®, a leading provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food and feed industries, celebrated the opening of a new center for R&D and production in Tulln, Austria last Thursday. Representatives from business, research and public service gathered to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. With more than 4,000 m2, the facility also houses analytical services, quality control and technical support.

Since its founding in Washington, Missouri in 1982, Romer Labs® has grown to serve producers of food and feed around the world. Its 1999 acquisition by the ERBER Group laid the groundwork for an ambitious expansion course that has seen the company become a world leader in both rapid test kits and analytical services with four worldwide service labs, one of them now housed in the new facility in Tulln.

Erich Erber, Founder and Chairman of the ERBER Group Supervisory Board, opened the gathering with some words on the growth of the ERBER Group and the importance of the Tulln site: “We have decided to invest in Austria, sustainably and for the future, as ERBER Group. This attests to a growth trajectory that is clearly international and, at the same time, has an Austrian focus—the new Romer Labs® facility in Tulln is just one of many steps we will be taking over the next few years, and it truly demonstrates that we have ambitious goals on the market. It is a big step toward a future that continues to be successful for the entire ERBER Group.”

Jan Vanbrabant, Chairman of the ERBER Group Executive Board, agreed: “Sales at Romer Labs® have doubled in fewer than four years. Over the next 5 years, Romer Labs® will strive to double sales again and will make a valuable contribution to the entire group’s organic growth.”

“Now that we have research and production under the same roof, we can increase our agility considerably,” said Eva Wanzenböck, Managing Director, Romer Labs®. “This will enable us not only to respond faster to the demands of the marketplace but also to anticipate them.”

Dignitaries who addressed the gathering included the Provincial Minister for Economy, Tourism and Sport for Lower Austria Petra Bohuslav, Mayor of Tulln Peter Eisenschenk, Vice-President of the University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources (BOKU) Sabine Baumgartner, and Professor Rudolf Krska, head of the Department of Agrobiotechnology at BOKU.

Pictured above (left to right): Jan Vanbrabant, PhD (Chairman of the Executive Board ERBER Group), Dr. Eva Wanzenböck (Managing Director Romer Labs®), Ing. Erich Erber, Phd h.c. (Founder and Chairman of the ERBER Group Supervisory Board), Provincial Minister of Lower Austria Dr. Petra Bohuslav and Mayor of Tulln Mag. Peter Eisenschenk. Photo credit: Sebastian Phillipp.

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About Romer Labs®

Romer Labs® is a leading global supplier of diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety. We offer a broad range of innovative tests and services covering mycotoxins, food pathogens, food allergens, gluten, GMO, veterinary drug residues, and other food contaminants. Furthermore, we operate four accredited, full-service laboratories on three continents.