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Netzsch acquires Bruker's Thermal Analysis instruments business in Japan

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 10:36am

The Netzsch Analyzing and Testing division and Bruker Corp. announced jointly that Netzsch Japan K.K. has acquired Bruker's Thermal Analysis instruments business in Japan. Together with the international Netzsch group, Netzsch Japan will further develop, produce, distribute, and service the existing and new Thermal Analysis product lines. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

In Japan, Netzsch has previously been distributing its Thermal Analysis instruments through Bruker AXS K.K., headquartered in Yokohama. Bruker has distributed high-end Netzsch Thermal Analysis products in Japan in parallel with Bruker's routine Thermal Analysis product line. Being one of the leading countries in top level materials research and development, Japan is one of the most important markets for high-performance Thermal Analysis instrumentation.

Yoshio Shinoda, president of Netzsch Japan K.K., states: "We are convinced that having a large R&D and production site that understands the needs of the Japanese market is an excellent way to further develop our future business in Japan. With an additional 30 employees joining us from Bruker, Netzsch can now serve our Japanese customers even better, and we will further improve our outstanding reputation as the performance leader in Thermal Analysis instrumentation. This will boost the success that Netzsch has had in recent years in the Asia-Pacific region."

Sadao Ueki, president of Bruker AXS K.K., adds: "It is a great benefit for our valued Thermal Analysis customers and employees to have the Thermal Analysis business now under the leadership and management of Netzsch Japan K.K, a global leader in high-performance Thermal Analysis instrumentation. With the support of their headquarters in Germany, Netzsch will have a very successful future in Japan."

Source: The Netzsch Group
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