Allentown and Matachana Announce a Strategic Alliance in the Laboratory Animal Science Market

  • Allentown and Matachana group are pleased to announce an alliance in the USA and Germany, combining its dominant positions in laboratory animal science in both countries.

    September 22, 2020

    Allentown, NJ, USA and Barcelona, Spain, Allentown– September 22nd 2020 – The laboratory animal science market is changing rapidly. COVID19 has energized the industry to be able to offer complete top-quality solutions to research facilities in the endless fight to find cures and treatments for global ailments, in addition to the current quests for pandemic solutions. The alliance between Matachana and Allentown is proof of the willingness of both companies to further expand the application of their expertise and top-quality products into the global market.

    This strategic alliance allows for bilateral and global leveraging of the best of Allentown and Matachana’s product, distribution and service networks. Allentown will focus on exclusive distribution of Matachana sterilizers in the USA, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Matachana’s subsidiary in Germany – Matachana Germany GmbH – will distribute Allentown’s complete line of animal housing and washing solutions for laboratory animal science to the German market.

    Matachana Group, founded in 1962, is a second-generation family owned manufacturer of sterilizers with market presence in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia and Argentina, making it a world class leader in sterilization technology for the healthcare, laboratory industry and pharma applications “The Matachana-Allentown partnership will bring to our valued customers turnkey solutions for the industry, allowing our researchers, planners and architects a wide range of superior quality products and services,” said Juan Antonio Matachana, Matachana’s CEO. “We have been present in the German market since 1946, where the former Webeco GmbH was founded before becoming part of the Matachana Group in 2000,  and we have constantly moved into new areas in infection control and especially in the Life Science market with a team of more than 105 employees in Germany”, said Birger Spahrbier, GM of Matachana GERMANY GmbH.

    Allentown’s story began in 1968 when Michael A. Coiro Sr. opened a small factory in Allentown, New Jersey, USA. He poured care, dedication and compassion into an operation which evolved into a state-of-the-art world-class organization which provides laboratory animal housing solutions to researchers around the world. Through quality and unmatched customer service Allentown has earned the trust and respect of renowned biomedical research facilities around the globe. “We have always prided ourselves on being a solutions provider for our industry.” said John Coiro, CEO of Allentown. LLC. “Our expansion of available products and services in the US, UK and Switzerland allows us to offer our customers even more options, and the best fit for their research needs. Also researchers in Germany will benefit greatly due to Matachana’s excellent distribution and service network there. We pick our partners very carefully, and Matachana was a natural fit. They have the same commitment to business integrity and customer service as we do, and their products are well built and reliable. They were a natural choice.”

    Both Matachana and Allentown have supplied products and services to the global laboratory animal science market at some of the most prestigious universities and research facilities.

    The combination of quality driven design, attention to customer needs and superior service philosophy has allowed this exciting partnership between Matachana and Allentown to take place.

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