NOSA Group is pleased to announce the closing of the transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services.
This acquisition, through wholly-owned subsidiary Aspirata – trading as NOSA Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) – follows the acquisition on 1 December of the Deltamune Group, and enhances NOSA TIC’s position as the largest group of sector-focused laboratories in South Africa.
The newest acquisitions – QPRO and SAIGAS – are among the most recognised companies offering food safety assurance and certification in Southern Africa and neighbouring African countries. According to NOSA Group, bringing these entities into its portfolio complements its overall process, retail food safety and occupational health and safety audit offerings, and will solidify its vision of being the "one-stop shop" for risk management throughout South Africa, Africa and the Middle East.
SAI Global Assurance has welcomed the transaction, with John Rowley, CEO of SAI Global Assurance, saying: “We believe NOSA is the right partner for QPRO and SAIGAS, and that together they have an excellent opportunity to continue to develop on QPRO and SAIGAS’ track record with food safety auditing and microbiological testing, while also executing on existing customer commitments.”