Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has celebrated its 25th anniversary in style with the opening of four expanded and refurbished laboratories, new office areas and a new reception. The new laboratory space is just part of a programme of investment in laboratories, new equipment and recruitment which is taking place during 2012.
RSSL provides analytical, training and consultancy services to a wide range of customers in the food, drink, pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetic manufacturing sectors. It is arguable that every manufacturer in the UK has benefited in some way from the work at RSSL, either directly or indirectly through RSSL's work with ingredient suppliers, retailers and the wider scientific community.
Over the past 25 years RSSL has worked on projects to improve the safety, acceptability or performance of a host of the UK's best-known brands. Its scientists are highly skilled in helping to investigate and solve problems, as well a providing guidance to help manufacturers meet their regulatory obligations. RSSL is also an authoritative voice in training, both in the food and pharmaceutical sectors.
It isn't only in the UK that RSSL's work has been important. Many of its customers are from overseas, so RSSL has played its part in bringing high quality food, drink and healthcare products to many millions of people.
The company was formed in 1987, and now employs approximately 300 staff. Major investment in new technology and new expertise has helped RSSL stay at the forefront of science, and the latest round of investment continues this tradition.
íThe work of scientists largely goes unnoticed by the general public,í notes Karen Masters, who has been with RSSL since it first opened its doors, and is now Marketing Manager. ĎHowever, our consistent track record of growth over the last 25 years suggests that our customers have always seen RSSL as an innovator, a trusted partner, and a first point of contact for addressing the technical challenges that are beyond the scope of other laboratories.
íWith a commitment to investing back into the business, we are confident that we can go on providing analytical expertise, technical support, and the highest standard of customer service for another 25 years and beyond.í
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