Swiss automation specialist Endress+Hauser creates optical analysis subsidiary

Jan 05, 2022 by Energy Connects
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Two subsidiaries of Swiss automation supplier Endress+Hauser have joined forces to form a new company that will consolidate its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology and process analysis.

Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. have joined forces from January 1 to form Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc, the company said in a statement.

“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,” the statement said.

Consolidation under one umbrella

In 2020, the family-owned Endress+Hauser generated net sales of approximately 2.6 billion euros and recorded a net income of 254.9 million euros with a total workforce of more than 14,000.

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 of Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis.

With the acquisition of these two US based companies in 2012 and 2013, Endress+Hauser said it 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,” says 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,” says John Schnake, Endress+Hauser Managing Director 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.

Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Raman spectroscopic instruments are developed and manufactured. The new company, with around 200 employees, will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of the Endress+Hauser Group.

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