Turning differences into synergies – "Lab and Process"
Endress+Hauser introduces the company group's extended analysis portfolio
The Endress+Hauser Group presented their extended portfolio of analysis products for the entire company for the first time at their new stand at Hannover Messe 2017. Their earlier acquisitions of Analytik Jena, Kaiser Optical and SpectraSensors allowed the group to meet customer requirements from the laboratory to process development through to the process engineering stage.
A large number of process automation customers operate development or quality labs. The challenge they face are often laboratory measurements which are still carried out manually to a large extent. By acquiring companies such as Kaiser Optical Systems and Analytik Jena, the process automation specialists have gained access to the world of laboratory measurement instrumentation and process development.
The group's new range of products including Analytik Jena's CyBio product line, also on display in Hanover, helps users to automate precisely these processes, for example, in chemistry and biology labs.
Another objective of expanding into new business segments is to ensure that new product developments or process optimization solutions released into production on the customer side are of a consistently high quality. In the life sciences industry particularly, this is achieved through ongoing involvement in the "scaling up" stage, from research to product and process development through to production.
The integration of SpectraSensors and their technology allows the Endress+Hauser Group to deliver a broader range of products and services in the area of gas analysis and for gaseous media in process analysis. One such example is the "Optograf" gas analyzer, based on Raman spectroscopy, which was on show for the first time in Hanover.
This spectrometer complements the gas analysis device range by offering measurements of gas composition. The laser-based device is especially suitable for use in the production of liquefied gas (LNG) where it is used to analyze the composition and gas concentration.
In short, the expansion signals a wider range of analysis products for customers as well as added value through the pooling of expertise and joint efforts for future product developments. Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group explains "With the acquisition of Analytik Jena, Kaiser Optical Systems and SpectraSensors, we have been able to broaden our analytical process expertise and expand into the laboratory sector".
He goes on to say "We often find ourselves dealing with the same customers in the laboratory industry as in process technology. In future, we would like to be able to support them all the way from the research phase, through product and process development, to production and quality control."
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