Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems Inc. have joined forces to form a new company, Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis Inc., Effective 1 January 2022.
By consolidating its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology, the group is strengthening its focus on laboratory and process analysis and positioning itself to provide customers with better support for analysis tasks in the future.
Endress+Hauser has placed a strategic focus on process and laboratory analysis for years. The company supports customers from product and process development to production, bringing advanced analysis and quality measurements to process engineering applications. The group generating nearly one-fourth of its sales through analysis technology.
Both SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems have a long history of innovation and offer market-leading product lines for optical analysis.
With the acquisition of these two US-based companies in 2012 and 2013, Endress+Hauser brought innovative technologies on board. The group strengthened its position in gas analysis with tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology from SpectraSensors. Kaiser Optical Systems, a global leader in Raman spectroscopy, brings expertise in solid, liquid, and gas analysis across a range of applications, including vaccine production.
“We want to further develop and expand our portfolio for laboratory and process analysis. Together with Endress+Hauser Liquid Analysis and the Analytik Jena subsidiary, Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis forms an important element of our group’s analysis strategy,” said Dr. Manfred Jagiella, who is responsible for the analytical business on the Endress+Hauser Executive Board.
“Our customers expect easy-to-use, robust measurement instruments that fit their applications,” said managing director John Schnake, who leads the new unit.
Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, where Raman spectroscopic instruments are also developed and manufactured. TDLAS instrumentation continues to be produced in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. With about 200 employees, the new company will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of the Endress+Hauser Group.