SPECTRO Analytical Instruments announce record results for FY 2001

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Kleve, January 10th, 2002. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments announced record sales for its 2001 fiscal year. The audit of accounts has been completed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the final figures reflect sales of 94.1 million Euros for the 12 month period ending September 30th, 2001. This represents a 7.1% increase over the prior 12 month period.

"Our investments in the Far East coupled with strong sales momentum in both ICP and XRF have more than offset the effects of a softening economy in North America.", commented Tom Blades, SPECTRO CEO.

Founded in 1979, SPECTRO develops, manufactures and distributes state-of-the-art ICP, ICP/MS, Arc/Spark, GDA, XRF and AA spectrometers. Within each product line, SPECTRO markets an extensive selection of instruments: from the niche specific to multi-purpose laboratory and on-line models. Adaptable and innovative, SPECTRO instruments are found in a variety of environments including metals and aerospace industries, agronomy, quality control, environmental, and research oriented activities such as Pharmaceutical.

SPECTRO - the global leader in Optical Emission and XRF Spectroscopy, is a multinational company committed to innovation, instrumentation support and service. With more than 500 employees, SPECTRO has shipped over 17,000 instruments to customers throughout the world. SPECTRO is committed to producing advanced products, better and more diverse solutions, and providing an unparalleled support infrastructure.

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