LVA and Mertcontrol partner to offer high quality food testing and world-class service to customers in Hungary

Today, LVA GmbH, Austria and Mertcontrol kft., Hungary, announce a strategic partnership and formation of a Joint Venture in order to provide a broad range of Food Testing services to Hungarian manufacturers and retailers. Mertcontrol-LVA has been incorporated in Hungary and will be headquartered in Budapest with a country-wide reach.

The collaboration pairs Mercontrol´s deep expertise of the Hungarian market with the leading range of accredited Food Testing methods of LVA. The newly formed Joint Venture will be based on high quality analysis as well as leading customer service.

Csongor Kallay, CEO Mertcontrol, comments: “Our mission at Mertcontrol has always been to provide the highest level of individualized service to our customers. We are therefore excited to be able to now offer a broad portfolio of methods in Microbiology, Chemical Testing, Contaminants Testing and Molecular Biology in collaboration with LVA. “

Dr. Michael Gartner, CEO LVA, comments: “We are extremely pleased to enter the Hungarian market with our long standing partner Mertcontrol. Joining forces will allow us to offer local contact persons, a country wide logistics network, fast turn-around times and world class quality to our joint customers. “


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Balázs Bóza

Kathrin Hangelmann

About LVA

LVA is a long standing partner to the Austrian Food Industry providing a full range of services in testing, inspection, accreditation, consulting and training. With a legacy dating back to 1926 and a strong foundation of scientific excellence, LVA is partnering with its clients to ensure their products adhere to the highest quality standards.

About Mertcontrol

Founded in 1951, initially the company was a state inspection body and later became a subsidiary of an international quality inspection body. Since 2006, the business has been operating under Mertcontrol Hungary Kft. We represent our partners who honor us with their trust. In 2013, Mertcontrol Hungary Kft. Acquired Metric Kft., which carries a national reputation in the field of testing lubricating oils, fuels and environmental analytical samples, and has since been a member of the Mertcontrol Group under the name Mertcontrol Metric Kft. In January 2020, HL-LAB, one of the most important soil testing laboratories in Hungary, joined the Mertcontrol Group, thus significantly expanding Mertcontrol’s testing range.