SPECTRO and Bernd Kraft announce cooperation agreement

January 23, 2018

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH, a leading provider of analytical instruments in the field of optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, and Bernd Kraft GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of laboratory chemicals, today announced a cooperation agreement between the two companies that went into effect on January 1, 2018.

As part of this agreement, every customer from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will automatically receive a starter set of high-quality standard solutions when purchasing a SPECTRO ICP spectrometer. The starter kit is a perfect complement to SPECTRO’s high-performance spectrometers and will be provided by Bernd Kraft. By using these ready-to-use and certified multielement standards, customers can be certain that their analysis devices are optimally adjusted from the start – a prerequisite for correct analysis results. Calibration errors caused by out-of-date or contaminated standard solutions will be eliminated.

Another advantage, especially for accredited laboratories that are regularly audited by external auditors, is the fact that the proper device calibration can be documented on the basis of the product certificates. By combining the quality products of SPECTRO and Bernd Kraft, customers not only will receive first-class results but also meet the requirements of external auditors.

“We are delighted to have gained Bernd Kraft GmbH, a high-profile partner who is able to supply our customers with standard solutions of the highest quality”, explains Dr. Christoph Mätzig, CEO of SPECTRO. “With these solutions, our high-end devices can be optimally commissioned on site.”

“The cooperation agreement is the logical consequence of the good collaboration between two first-class companies. Our experience has shown that constructive and cooperative teamwork brings success for all parties. We, therefore, are delighted to further deepen our business relationship with SPECTRO,” says Thomas Brunner, CEO of Bernd Kraft, whose company also uses a SPECTRO ARCOS MultiView ICP-OES analyzer to ensure the highest possible quality of its laboratory products.

Over the coming months, various joint seminars and webinars by SPECTRO and Bernd Kraft are planned on the subject of ICP-OES analyses. The seminars will outline the complementary range of products and services of both companies in detail along with the benefits for customers.

About Bernd Kraft:
Bernd Kraft GmbH has produced more than 10,000 ready-to-use laboratory chemicals exclusively in Germany for more than 40 years. Its portfolio ranges from standards for chemical analytics, measurement and buffer solutions, reagents for analytical instruments, and general laboratory chemicals to customer-specific solutions that are offered in all common container sizes according to specifications. Bernd Kraft currently employs 120 people at its locations in Duisburg and Oberhausen. It delivers the majority of its products directly to end customers. Its employees offer a high level of specialized knowledge as well as an expertise in the development and manufacture of new products, such as multielement standards. together with newly expanded, modern laboratory and production facilities at the Duisburg site, Bernd Kraft is able to deliver top-quality laboratory chemicals worldwide.