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PANalytical, the global leading supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation, services and software, has relocated its X-ray tube manufacturing to a new factory in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. PANalytical is the only supplier of analytical X-ray systems that also develops and produces its own X-ray tubes, which are an essential part of the instrumentation. The ultramodern Eindhoven facility has been built to further strengthen and exploit this technological advantage.
PANalytical, whose product range includes X-ray diffraction (XRD) systems and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers as well as X-ray tubes, has outgrown its existing facilities in Eindhoven and is expanding into a showcase factory for the X-ray tubes division. The new factory which began production on 8 August 2011 features state-of the-art technology to enhance the production of X-ray tubes and the quality and performance of its X-ray instruments and solutions.
"We are excited to announce such a very important milestone in the evolution and visibility of PANalytical worldwide. This outstanding new building will enable us to consolidate our X-ray tube business and bring our employees together in a single, world-class, state-of-the-art factory that truly reflects the vision of our company. It will allow the X-ray tube division to optimize its operational effectiveness and efficiency as we execute our growth plans," said Peter van Velzen, CEO PANalytical.
"The Eindhoven area is the birthplace of several of the world's most brilliant high-tech companies, attracting engineers with a broad specialist knowledge in the field of X-ray physics, high voltage, vacuum, electron optics, materials science and process technology. By further strengthening its position as a technology leader and innovation facilitator, PANalytical leverages the dynamics of this region and ensures employment of highly educated personnel for the long term."
"PANalytical has great faith in the future and continues to invest in new tube technology and product development," continued van Velzen. "The three-storey building will break new ground in the field of X-ray tube manufacturing with its unique modern clean-room installations and efficient floor layout. The factory also includes light and spacious work areas that form a stimulating working environment, foster employee collaboration, and benefit health and well-being."
"Further, the new factory has been designed to contribute to sustainability and environmental care and complies with state-of-the-art building standards," said Maarten van Andel, General Manager PANalytical Eindhoven. "We are proud to be moving to such an aesthetically pleasing property that contributes health and environmental benefits, not only to the employees who work here, but also to the surrounding community."
PANalytical is the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.
PANalytical, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 1000 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.
The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001.
The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials and environmental samples.
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