SPECTRO and FLS Automation Agree to Cooperate on Laboratory Automation Analysis Systems

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Kleve, August 6, 2002. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH & Co. KG, international leader in the production of optical emission and x-ray-fluorescence spectrometers, and FLS Automation A/S, market leader in the field of process automation, have agreed to work together in the future to market and develop laboratory automation analysis systems for the metal, cement, mining, and many other industries.

“We view FLS and its subsidiary Pfaff AQS as an ideal partner for SPECTRO because of their solid engineering foundation and their proven expertise in sample-taking, -transport and –preparation. The combined know-how and track record of the FLS Group in automated solutions has set the international standard for many of the industries we jointly serve,” commented Tom Blades, SPECTRO CEO.

“Today’s customers demand ‘the best of class’ in all stages of automated process control solutions. That is why this partnership in linking SPECTRO’s key technologies and analytical applications experience makes so much sense. By combining our core competencies, we can provide a higher measure of integration, be able to react faster and more efficiently to technical demands and at the same time strengthen our market-leading position by offering our customers uniquely tailored solutions,” continues Mr. Blades.

Since it was founded in 1979, SPECTRO has developed, produced, and distributed ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Arc/Spark OES, GD-OES, and X-ray-fluorescence spectrometers that meet the highest technical standards. Each product line contains an extensive selection of analytical instruments, from instruments for special applications and multi-purpose laboratory spectrometers to fully automated online systems. SPECTRO’s innovative and adaptable analytical instruments are used in a wide range of environments for a wide range of applications. In the metal industry, in the aerospace industry, in the agricultural sector, for quality control in environmental conservation, and in many fields of research, e.g., in the pharmaceutical industry.

SPECTRO – international leader in the field of optical emissions and X-ray-fluorescence spectrometry with over 18,000 installed instruments – is a multinational company, for which innovation, instrument care, and customer service are focal points. SPECTRO’s goal is to produce future-oriented instruments, to develop the best solutions for the most diverse uses, and to ensure exemplary customer service.

Please contact Tom Milner for additional information, Tel: +49.2821.892-0, 
Fax: +49.2821.892-2200, E-Mail: spectro.info@ametek.com