OREAS group is acquired by AnalytiChem

Today we officially announce the acquisition of OREAS group; Ore Research & Exploration (Australia) and OREAS North America (Canada), by German company, AnalytiChem GmbH.

AnalytiChem was formed in early 2021 with the objective to form a family of companies providing high quality analytical chemistry products and reference materials to laboratories worldwide. AnalytiChem is owned by Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm with headquarters in Boston, USA.

Dr Paul Hamlyn founded OREAS in 1988 making reference materials from a single-car garage. Over the next decade, Paul pioneered advanced manufacturing methods to produce the world’s most homogenous natural ore reference materials. Together with Paul’s wife Jan, his four sons and a talented team, OREAS grew into a global organisation. This acquisition is the natural step forward for the company and will present future opportunities for our staff and customers.

“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for OREAS as we combine forces with a number of industry leading companies in the analytical chemistry and reference material industries. Our customers, suppliers and partners around the world can be assured we are the same great team providing world class CRM solutions. We look forward to 2022 and the years beyond.” Lucas Hamlyn (General Manager of OREAS).

From all of us at OREAS, we wish you a happy and safe festive season.