With sales of $16.1 billion compared to $12.6 billion in 2010 (up 28%), the U.S. instrumentation group Danaher achieved a spectacular new good. Net income ($1.9 billion) increased similarly.
These increases were due to an increase in its core business (up 7%) but especially by the acquisition of Beckmann Coulter (read our information), which allowed the group to strengthen its life sciences division (where we already found Hach Lange, Lachat Instruments, Radiometer Analytical, Leica Microsystems). Danaher is also very present in the world of physical measurements (DH Instruments, Fluke, Hart Scientific, Raytek)and electronics(Fluke, Robin Electronics, Tektronix).
At the end of last year, Danaher parted ways with a few activities deemed non-strategic, including Accu-Sort Systems (ceded to Datalogic)and Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (ceded to L-3 Communications).
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