SPECTRO Appoints New Agent in Mexico to Handle Service and Support

February 8, 2006

Marlborough, MA, February 8, 2006 – SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, Inc., a division of AMETEK, has announced that effective October 1 st, 2005 Metalinspec was appointed to support and service all SPECTRO instrumentation throughout Mexico. The service functions will be carried out by their sister company Metrolab. With this appointment Metalinspec is the exclusive service and support provider for SPECTRO in Mexico with additional support provided by the US offices located in Marble Falls, Texas and in Marlborough, MA.

Metalinspec has been the official sales agent for SPECTRO for the last five years and is excited to be appointed the sole service provider. They will also handle all spare parts and accessories for all SPECTRO spectrometers.

“Based on Metalinspec’s excellent reputation and proven professionalism, we feel this change will benefit our present and future customer base”, comments Doug Keene, Sales Director for Mexico. Mr. Keene added, “We are confident that Metalinspec will exceed the high expectations that SPECTRO holds all of its service and support teams to providing.”

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. As a division of the AMETEK, Inc. group, SPECTRO manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for strongly varying applications and provides exemplary customer service. Innovation, instrument concerns and customer relations are its main activities. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 23,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world. SPECTRO has over 400 employees.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with an annualized sales of approximately 1.6 billion US$. AMETEK’s corporate growth plan is based on four key strategies: Operative excellence, strategic acquisitions and alliances, geographic and market expansion as well as new products. AMETEK’s common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index

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