We are very pleased to announce that CHROMOS Group AG has acquired Vitaris AG, a Swiss life science specialist supplier of innovative laboratory equipment and high-quality consumables. CHROMOS Group AG is thus expanding its two existing areas of activity, IMAGING and AUTOMATION, by adding a third pillar, LIFE SCIENCE. After announcing the acquisition of DVS, a software company specializing in packaging, a year ago, this is already our second acquisition and underlines the strategic development of our Group.
Vitaris AG can look back on 20 years of successful company history and focuses on applications in biotechnology, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology laboratories with products from over 20 leading manufacturers. The company also offers products for basic laboratory equipment. Vitaris AG is based in Baar and employs over 20 people.
Several factors were decisive for the takeover:
- For many years, Switzerland has had a unique life science cluster with chemical and pharmaceutical companies as well as medical technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology companies that are active along the entire value chain from research, development and production through to marketing. Life science is characterized by sustained growth and exciting future prospects, which CHROMOS Group AG sees as ideal conditions for choosing it as an additional mainstay.
- There are a variety of synergies, as we already serve certain customer groups in the life science sector and, with our AUTOMATION and IMAGING pillars, offer solutions that are also highly topical in the life science sector.
- We share the same business model, in which we shape our target markets with products from leading manufacturers and the in-depth expertise of our employees into effective overall solutions.
- Both companies, CHROMOS Group AG and Vitaris AG, have based their actions for years on the same values of an owner-managed SME.
The acquisition and the associated opportunities form part of our group's long-term development strategy. We are convinced that this addition will open another chapter in our successful company history, enabling us to develop a new mainstay on the one hand and, on the other, to stimulate our existing core business through this acquisition.
Experience from our acquisition of the German software company DVS with its claim "We digitize packaging" a year ago has shown that such acquisitions generate exciting growth opportunities and create many synergies. We are convinced that the acquisition of Vitaris AG will achieve the same stimulation and, together with you as our valuable partners, open up additional fields of activity for all of us.