“The acquisition and integration of CoalLab into the Cotecna group significantly enhances our capabilities to service our customers in the coal and minerals industry globally,” said Robert Massey, CEO, Cotecna Group. “It also represents an important step in the expansion of our footprint in the commodities sector in southern Africa, and on the continent as a whole, where we see a significant growth potential.”

CoalLab, a privately owned company, was founded in 2007, and operates several in-site sampling and testing facilities, in addition to its own laboratory in Middleburg.