- January 05, 2022
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company: Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc.
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company: Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc. By consolidating its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology, the Group is strengthening its focus on laboratory and process analysis and positioning itself to provide customers with even better support for analysis tasks in the future.
Endress+Hauser has placed a strategic focus on process and laboratory analysis for years. The company supports customers from product and process development to production, bringing advanced analysis and quality measurements to process engineering applications. Success in its core markets confirms this approach, with the Group generating nearly one-fourth of its sales through analysis technology.
Consolidation under one umbrella
In order to bundle the Group’s expertise in laser-based measurement principles and create a basis for sustainable growth, SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems merged under the new name Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis on Jan. 1, 2022. Both companies boast a long history of innovation and offer market-leading product lines for optical analysis.
With the acquisition of these two US-based companies in 2012 and 2013, Endress+Hauser brought innovative technologies on board. The Group strengthened its position in gas analysis with tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology from SpectraSensors. Kaiser Optical Systems, a global leader in Raman spectroscopy, brings expertise in solid, liquid and gas analysis across a wide range of applications, including vaccine production.
Offerings from laboratory to process
“We want to further develop and expand our portfolio for laboratory and process analysis. Together with Endress+Hauser Liquid Analysis and the Analytik Jena subsidiary, Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis forms an important element of our Group’s analysis strategy,” said Dr. Manfred Jagiella, who is responsible for the analytical business on the Endress+Hauser Executive Board.
“Our customers expect easy-to-use, robust measurement instruments that fit their applications,” said Managing Director John Schnake, who leads the new unit. With laser-based measurement technologies, Endress+Hauser offers an integrated product portfolio for analysis that supports industrial customers from product and process development through to quality control and production.
Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Raman spectroscopic instruments are also developed and manufactured. TDLAS instrumentation continues to be produced in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The new company, with around 200 employees, will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of the Endress+Hauser Group.
About the Endress+Hauser Group
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement and automation technology for process and laboratory applications. The family company, headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland, achieved net sales of approximately 2.6 billion euros in 2020 with a total workforce of more than 14,000.
Endress+Hauser devices, solutions and services are at home in many industries. Customers thus use them to gain valuable knowledge from their applications. This enables them to improve their products, work economically and at the same time protect people and the environment.
Endress+Hauser is a reliable partner worldwide. Its own sales companies in 50 countries as well as representatives in another 70 countries ensure competent support. Production facilities on four continents manufacture quickly and flexibly to the highest quality standards.
Endress+Hauser was founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser. Ever since, the company has been pushing ahead with the development and use of innovative technologies, now helping to shape the industry’s digital transformation. 8,900 patents and applications protect the Group’s intellectual property.
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