13 December 2012, Almelo, the Netherlands: Underlining the long standing relationship between the two companies, PANalytical and OBLF jointly announce that a formal agreement has been signed for the exclusive distribution of OBLF’s optical emission spectrometers by PANalytical in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, South Africa, USA, Canada and Brazil.
PANalytical X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometers and OBLF optical emission spectrometers (OES) perform complementary roles in the analysis of solid metals. When deployed together, XRF and OES allow for the measurement of dozens of elements over concentration ranges from sub-ppm to 100% within seconds. This combination of speed and versatility makes XRF and OES ideal for laboratories where metals analysis is a primary task. In addition to numerous automated laboratory installations featuring both XRF and OES ‘stand-alone’ instruments, the co-operation between the companies has already resulted in the development of TEAMworks, a fully automated laboratory system combining OES, XRF and robotic sample handling. For these combined systems, PANalytical has taken full responsibility for installation, training, maintenance, and application support for both its own X-ray spectrometers and OBLF’s optical emission spectrometers.
“The combination of OBLF’s exceptional product line with PANalytical’s unparalleled customer support promises an unsurpassed customer experience with optical emission spectrometry” says Dr. Peter van Velzen, CEO of PANalytical. Mr. Bringfried Overkamp, owner and CEO of OBLF, adds that “he is delighted that this experience is now available to a greater part of the world”.
Both companies share a philosophy of quality first, and both operate a quality management system in accordance with ISO 90012008. PANalytical, in agreement with OBLF, is committed to serving the XRF and OES needs of the metals analysis laboratories in the countries where OBLF is currently not represented.
For more information about optical emission spectroscopy and the new agreement, please visit our website at: www.panalytical.com/oes
PANalytical is the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), with more than half a century of experience. The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.
PANalytical, founded in 1948 as part of Philips, employs around 1000 people worldwide. Its headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes). A sales and service network in more than 60 countries ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.
The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001. The product portfolio includes a broad range of XRD and XRF systems and software widely used for the analysis and materials characterization of products such as cement, metals and steel, nanomaterials, plastics, polymers and petrochemicals, industrial minerals, glass, catalysts, semiconductors, thin films and advanced materials, pharmaceutical solids, recycled materials and environmental samples.
Visit our website at www.panalytical.com for more information about our activities.
PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.
Founded in 1974, OBLF has become one of the world’s most important developers and manufacturers of stationary metal analysis spectrometers. Its headquarters and production facility are in Witten, Germany. Corporate milestones were always based on the consistent development of products to the benefit of customers. Next to dominating the German metal industries and related fields, today OBFL develops new geographical markets. Thousands of OBLF’s units are in use around the world.
For further information please contact:
Pieter de Groot
Director New Business Development
T: +31 (0) 546 534373; F: +31 (0) 546 534598, [email protected]