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|Acquisition of Corporate Scientific Claisse Inc.|
Spectris plc (‘Spectris' or the ‘Company') (LSE: SXS), the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, today announces that it has acquired the business and assets of the Canadian company La Corporation Scientifique Claisse Inc. (‘Claisse'), a global market leader in sample preparation for atomic spectroscopy (including X-ray) analysis, for an undisclosed sum. Revenues for the year ending March 2014 were CAD 13 million.
Claisse designs, manufactures and sells consumables and instruments used to prepare consistent and comparable samples for spectroscopic analysis in mining, pharmaceutical, academic research and industrial applications. Claisse will become part of the Materials Analysis segment and will be integrated into PANalytical, combining two leaders in fusion and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis.
Eoghan O'Lionaird, Spectris Business Group Director, said: "Claisse is a strong strategic addition to Spectris' Materials Analysis segment as it deepens our presence within the sample preparation market. Claisse is renowned for its innovation and fusion technology leadership, and we are confident that the market will benefit from PANalytical's support of Claisse's continued product and application development plans. We believe there is a strong cultural fit with PANalytical, and that the combined capabilities will create significant value for our XRF customers, as well as increasing PANalytical's resilient revenues."
PANalytical’s mission is to enable people to get valuable insight into their materials and processes. Our customers can be found in virtually every industry segment, from building materials to pharmaceuticals and from metals and mining to nanomaterials. The combination of our software and instrumentation, based on X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), near-infrared (NIR) and optical emission (OES) spectroscopy and pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA), provides our customers with highly reliable and robust elemental and structural information on their materials and is applied in scientific research and industrial process and quality control.
PANalytical employs over 1,000 people worldwide. The company’s headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the US, Brazil, 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), in Nottingham, UK (development of XRF applications and standards) and in Boulder CO, US (development and production of near-infrared instruments).
PANalytical is active in all but a few countries of the world. This worldwide sales and service network ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.
The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
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PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.
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