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Our success, in numbers

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The test of any business model is its effectiveness. We are proud to say that our first 30 years in business have been successful, by any measure.

  • We’ve grown from 4 people to 30,000 people and more are joining us every day.
  • We’ve expanded from 1 laboratory in Nantes, France, to 400 laboratories in 41 countries across 6 continents
  • We’ve steadily grown our turnover, from €6.7 million at the time of our IPO in 1997 to €2.54 billion in 2016. In 2012 we set the target to double our revenues to €2 billion in just five years. We hit this two years early and now we’re on target to achieve turnover of €4 billion by 2020.
  • We’ve consistently delivered sustainable growth for our committed shareholders, who have always encouraged us to think long-term not short-term. From the 1997 IPO to October 2017, our share price multiplied 290 times, an annual average increase of 33%, Eurofins is the best performing stock in Europe, outperforming our peers and the markets and matching the very best of US tech and biotech stocks over a 20-year period.
  • We now work for 9 out of 10 of the world’s leading food retailers, food producers and pharmaceutical companies.
  • We’ve grown fast organically and also by acquiring 275 companies over the past 20 years – each one bringing its own unique history and bedrock of knowledge into Eurofins.
  • We perform more than 360 million tests each year and offer 150,000 different tests.

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