WESSLING joins ALS Limited

The agreement to change ownership to ALS Limited (ALS) that WESSLING Holding GmbH & Co. KG signed on 25 March 2024, has been approved by European authorities. Starting on 3rd June 2024, WESSLING became part of ALS.

As announced in March, the WESSLING shareholders found ALS as a new owner for the family business in order to increase the company's growth in the long term. 

With ALS, WESSLING has found a partner that has achieved international success along the same business lines as WESSLING for more than 45 years. However, ALS was not well represented in the markets of the WESSLING Group, so this is an excellent  opportunity to grow in these markets. For its part, WESSLING benefits from the advantages of ALS’ worldwide network and specialized laboratories.

Anna Wessling, former CEO of the WESSLING Group about this important step and its positive consequences for all the WESSLING stakeholders: “WESSLING stands for innovative services and expertise that make the world a better and safer place. Over the past decades, the affiliate companies have already extended throughout Europe. This development from a German family business to an international company group finds its logical next step within the friendly takeover by ALS. In the future, our services will be even more extensively available as part of the global ALS network.”

WESSLING is welcomed by ALS, a company with similar values and quality standards

ALS CEO and Managing Director Malcolm Deane welcomes all WESSLING employees: "The strong alignment between our values and approach makes this acquisition especially significant. The expertise, insight, and passion for quality and innovation of WESSLING perfectly complement our own, so that we are thrilled to officially welcome WESSLING to ALS."

Indeed, during the 10 week preparation phase leading up to the ownership change, the WESSLING and ALS teams have gotten to know each other. Employees on both sides had the opportunity to convince themself that they share strongly held and similar company values. They also look forward to serving the customers with the same high quality as always.

About ALS 

A global leader in testing, ALS provides comprehensive testing solutions to clients in a wide range of industries around the world. Using state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies, dedicated international teams deliver highest-quality testing services and personalized solutions supported by local expertise. ALS helps clients leverage the power of data-driven insights for a safer and healthier world. 

ALS operates one of the leading laboratory groups in Europe for the testing of environmental, pharmaceutical and food samples. The acquisition of WESSLING provides an immediate pathway and operational footprint into the large German and French markets, which will complement ALS’ existing reach in Europe. 

You can learn more about ALS on the website here: www.alsglobal.com/about.