SPECTRO Italy appoints new sales Agencies to expand its customer sales and support coverage in the Italian territory

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Kleve, October 1, 2002. In its continuing effort to establish a capillary regional presence and to satisfy the needs of all its Italian customers, SPECTRO Italy has expanded its sales and support network with the appointment of several new local Agencies in the national territory.

ASSING S.p.A. of Monterotondo (RM) has been appointed the exclusive agency for SPECTRO XRF products in most of the Italian territory. ASSING is an established distributor of electron microscopy and X-ray instrumentation serving the Italian industrial and academic markets since 1971. Headquartered in Monterotondo, near Rome, and with offices in Milan and Catania it counts with an experienced and knowledgeable staff ready to address the opportunities and potential of SPECTRO XRF product lines (X-lab, X-test and Xepos) and to provide a high level of customer attention.

FARM s.a.s. of Francesco Farinelli in Rome has been appointed the exclusive agency for SPECTRO Arc/Spark and ICP products in the regions of Lazio and Umbria. FARM was established in 1990 and represents various types of instrumentation and equipment used in industrial and research applications in environmental water treatment, chemistry and microbiology fields.

VANADIUM of Antonio Platania in Catania has been appointed the exclusive agency for SPECTRO Arc/Spark and ICP products in Sicily and southern Calabria. VANADIUM is an established agency for chromatography and laboratory instrumentation and consumables for the pharmaceutical, industrial and academic sectors active in Sicily since 1997.

Marzio Brambilla and Roberto della Valle, already SPECTRO Arc/Spark and GDA agents since 1993 in Lombardia, Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta, have been appointed exclusive agents for SPECTRO Arc/Spark and GDA products in the regions of Liguria and Emilia Romagna.

Giovanni Gottardello, already SPECTRO ICP, XRF and GDA agent since 1992 in the regions of Triveneto, has been appointed the exclusive agent for SPECTRO ICP product line in Emilia Romagna.

Giusva Omoboni has been appointed the exclusive agent for SPECTRO Arc/Spark and ICP products in the regions of Toscana and Marche. Mr. Omoboni was Product Specialist with SPECTRO since 2000 and prior to joining SPECTRO he worked as an Analytical Chemist at Luchini’s steelmaking plant in Lovere (BG).

SPECTRO Italy General Manager, Stefano Pintossi, commented: “These new SPECTRO Agencies combined with the existing Agents Messrs. Brambilla Marzio, Della Valle Roberto, Gottardello Giovanni and Agency UNIONTEC of Testolin Franco will undoubtedly provide an improved coverage of the Italian territory and bring SPECTRO closer to our existing customer base of more than 850 installed units in Italy. We are striving to be more responsive to our customers’ needs as well as to cater to new potential customers in many important regions of Italy now covered by our local Agents.” Mr. Pintossi added: “I am very glad to have the opportunity of welcoming these well known and experienced local Agencies to our existing sales network and direct customer service and support organization. The resulting commercial and technical capabilities of SPECTRO in Italy are now twice as strong as it was a year ago.”

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments – the global leader in Optical Emission 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 Italia S.r.l. based in Lainate (Milano) was established in 1985 as the fully owned Italian subsidiary of SPECTRO. Spectro Italia comprises a staff of dedicated employees working from various locations in the Italian territory to closely support the service, technical and commercial needs of its significant customer base (> 850 units installed) and its growing distribution network.

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