SPECTRO announces further ties with Rigaku

Monday, August 23, 1999

Kleve, August 23, 1999. In a move that strengthens the existing strategic alliance between Spectro Analytical Instruments and Rigaku Corporation, the leading Japanese manufacturer of wavelength-dispersive XRF systems, a new deal has been signed under which Rigaku will become the Japanese distributor for Spectro's advanced energy-dispersive XRF spectrometers.

Manfred Bergsch (Managing Director, Sales, Spectro Analytical Instruments ) commented "Rigaku's World-renowned range of high-performance WDXRF instruments is a natural fit with our EDXRF products. The use of polarized X-rays gives our instruments a big increase in performance over traditional EDXRF whilst retaining the cost benefits of the technique. Combined with their WDXRF instruments Rigaku will be able to cover a huge range of applications in the Japanese market, where quality, reliability and performance are everything"

This agreement follows the co-operation deal signed last November in which Rigaku became the distributor in Japan for Spectro's range of ICP spectrometers. Tom Blades (President and CEO, Spectro Analytical Instruments ) said "bringing Rigaku and Spectro closer in this way makes good sense. The products and expertise of Spectro and Rigaku are complimentary in many ways and closer links can only be beneficial to both companies".

Spectro Analytical Instruments is a leading provider of Quality Solutions in the field of elemental analysis. Since its founding over 20 years ago Spectro has developed internationally into the industry innovator in XRF and Optical Emission Spectrometry. There are now over 14,000 Spectro systems installed Worldwide. Through advanced design and manufacture, backed by unrivalled applications development Spectro has achieved an un-matched range of state of the art spectrometers and process control systems for a wide variety of industries and customers.

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