New Subsidiary SPECTRO Japan

May 23, 2008

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Tokyo,  May, 2008 – SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has opened an instrument demonstration and application laboratory along with a direct sales, service and marketing office in Tokyo near Shinagawa station to better serve its growing Japanese customer base.

“We are very pleased with our new Tokyo office and demonstration facility.  It represents a further expansion of our presence in Japan and reflects the growing importance of our customer base here,” notes Manfred Bergsch, SPECTRO Business Unit Manager.

SPECTRO has offered arc/spark, ICP optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers in Japan since the 1980s with more than 700 systems installed countrywide. 

“We are now able to provide our customers with a wider range of products and services, including product demonstrations, customer training seminars, applications workshops and factory direct service and support, “adds Mr. Andreas Eerden, General Manager of SPECTRO Japan.

SPECTRO operates the facility jointly with EDAX.  Both SPECTRO, based in Germany, and EDAX, based in the United States, are units of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, which is a global leader in applying analytical instrumentation to satisfy the materials analysis needs of its customers. 

Among the products and technologies available include arc/spark and ICP optical emission spectrometers, energy dispersive and EBSD microanalysis systems, and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers for the fast accurate analysis of solids, liquids, and powders. SPECTRO and EDAX provide its instruments for applications in the metals, environmental, R&D, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and electronics manufacture.
The new SPECTRO Japan facility is located at Shinagawa NSS Bldg, 13-31 Kohnan 2-chome Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Tel: +81.3.37405172, Fax: +81.3.37405307
In addition, SPECTRO and EDAX operate a joint sales and marketing office in Osaka, Japan.  Its address is Shin-Osaka Yachiyo Bldg., 1-45, Miyahara 4-chome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-003, Tel: +81.6.63503815, Fax: +81.6.63503825


SPECTRO is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of analytical instruments for optical emission and x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. As a member of the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, 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 in1979 until today, more than 29,000 analytical instruments have been deliveredto customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer ofelectronic instruments and electric motors with an annual turnover of more than 2.1 billion US$. AMETEK’s corporate growth plan is based on fourkey strategies: Operative excellence, strategic acquisitions and alliances, geographic and market expansion as well as new products. AMETEK’s common stockis a component of the S&P MidCap 400Index and the Russell 1000 Index.

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