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Bruker AXS acquires metals analysis company

Karlsruhe and Kleve, Germany – Bruker AXS says it has acquired Quantron from its founders. Quantron develops and manufactures advanced arc/spark optical emission spectroscopy (OES) systems for numerous metals analysis applications.

The company says the arc/spark OES market has been growing significantly in recent years, with an estimated total market size of $150-200 million in 2006.

Quantron was established in June 2002 by a group of founders with years of experience in the spark-OES metals analysis markets. Its business has since grown to more than $6 million in annual revenues.