Effective January 1, 2022, subsidiaries of Endress+Hauser SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. 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 its customers with additional support for advanced analysis.
For several years, Endress+Hauser has placed a strategic focus on process and laboratory analysis. The company supports its customers from product and process development to production, bringing advanced analytics and quality measurements to process engineering applications. The success in its main markets confirms this approach, with the group making nearly a quarter of its sales thanks to analytical technologies.
Grouping under one roof
In order to bring together the group's expertise in laser measurement principles and create the basis for sustainable growth, SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems merged under the new name Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis on January 1, 2022. Both companies boast a long history of innovation and offer leading product lines in the optical analysis market.
With the acquisition of these two American companies in 2012 and 2013, Endress+Hauser has brought innovative technologies. The group has strengthened its position in gas analysis with SpectraSensors' Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology. Kaiser Optical Systems, the world leader in Raman spectroscopy, brings its expertise in the analysis of solids, liquids and gases for a wide range of applications, including vaccine production.
Offers ranging from laboratory to process
"We want to continue to develop and expand our portfolio for laboratory and process analysis. Together with the liquid analysis of Endress+Hauser and the subsidiary Analytik Jena, the optical analysis of Endress+Hauser is an important part of our group's analysis strategy," says Dr. Manfred Jagiella, Head of Analysis Activity within the Management of Endress+Hauser.
"Our customers expect measuring instruments that are easy to use, robust and adapted to their applications," says Managing Director John Schnake, who heads the new unit. With laser-based measurement technologies, Endress+Hauser offers an integrated product portfolio for analysis, which supports industrial customers from product and process development to quality control and production.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Raman spectroscopy instruments are also developed and manufactured. TDLAS instruments continue to be produced in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The new company, which has around 200 employees, will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of the Endress+Hauser Group.
European Competence and Support Centre in France
In 2019, the Endress+Hauser Group inaugurated the new building dedicated to advanced analytics on the Saint-Priest Campus, near Lyon. About twenty people are working on the production of turnkey solutions based on Raman spectroscopy and TDLAS technologies for the European market. Technicians and engineers support manufacturers in their online analysis approach.
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