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Takeover of COT by IFO Netherlands

January 14th IFO Netherlands realized the business acquisition of COT (Centre for Research and Technical advice) situated in Haarlem (NL). The companies have overlapping activities and for both IFO and COT it is a valuable extension. With this takeover IFO now has a laboratory in the Netherlands and COT is a part of a worldwide organization specialized in surface treatment technology.

The location of IFO-COT stays in Haarlem and all existing activities will be continued. “For IFO this is an excellent opportunity to expand. Till now all laboratory tests were executed in Germany, but a part of it will be transferred to the location in Haarlem. The lab here is also certified according the ISO17025 so we can guarantee the same quality,” according Pauline Meijwaard. She is managing director of IFO Netherlands and will also be responsible for IFO-COT. “In addition COT serves markets and customers for example in construction and real estate which are new for IFO, so it is an attractive broadening of activities. Especially performing customer made test which are unique is very interesting”, she adds enthusiastically.

The new logo of IFO-COT displays the merging with IFO. Existing phone numbers and email addresses remain active. More info about both companies you find on and


Pauline Meijwaard presents the new logo