U.S — Neogen Corporation, a developer and marketer of a range of products and services dedicated to food and animal safety, has announced that it has acquired Delf, a United Kingdom-based manufacturer and supplier of animal hygiene and industrial cleaning products.

Since Delf’s founding in 1928, the company has grown from one of the main soap manufacturers in Liverpool to offer a wide range of animal hygiene and specialty chemical products. Delf is a select member of the Iodine Registration Group (IRG), allowing it to supply Article 95 PVP-iodine and iodine-based biocidal products to the U.K. and European Union animal hygiene markets.

“We are very pleased to have Delf join NEOGEN. We believe that Delf’s more than 40 years of experience in the U.K. dairy hygiene market will be of great benefit to NEOGEN as we look to expand our offerings of performance dairy chemicals,” said Dr. Jason Lilly, NEOGEN’s Vice President of International Business.

He added that Delf’s products synergistically complement Neogen’s Quat-Chem disinfectant and cleaner offerings, enhancing the company’s portfolio and helping to keep people and animals around the world safe and healthy.

“Joining NEOGEN is an exciting opportunity for us. Over the years, we have put a lot of effort into our range of specialty chemicals and dairy hygiene products, and we are excited to see how those offerings continue to grow with the expertise and backing of the NEOGEN team,” says Chris Jones, Managing Director at Delf.

Delf reinforces over 90 years of chemical manufacturing expertise with technical strength, and achieves a unique customer focus. This enables customers’ needs not only to be met efficiently and effectively but, by going that extra mile, assists them in staying ahead in their business.

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Earlier in the year, Neogen also acquired Ireland-based Megazyme, Ltd, a major supplier of analytical solutions used by quality control laboratories in the global food and beverage industries. As part of the agreement, Megazyme will continue to operate as a standalone business, and will be managed through Neogen’s European operations in Scotland.

Megazyme was founded in 1988 with the core mission of developing and refining analytical methods used to measure the carbohydrates and enzymes in grain and cereal products that affect quality.

Subsequently, their interests expanded to the wine, dairy and food industries. Megazyme’s diagnostics, which are exclusively developed and manufactured in-house, have since attracted worldwide acclaim for their genuinely innovative methodologies and exceptional component purity.

Megazyme won the 2016 Irish Times Innovation Award in the Life Sciences and Healthcare category, represented Ireland in the European Business Awards in 2017 and 2018 and was named “Food Laboratory of the Year” in last year’s Irish Laboratory Awards.

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