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Metrohm and FOSS enter strategic alliance


Herisau, Switzerland – Under a new strategic alliance announced today, chemical analysis instrument maker Metrohm will become the sole global distributor of FOSS NIR instruments for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental sectors.

“Metrohm will extend its product offering beyond the company’s traditional focus on solutions for wet-chemistry analytical techniques thereby benefiting our customers with new possibilities both in laboratory and process analysis,” said Dr. Christoph Fässler, Metrohm’s CEO.

FOSS says it will continue its R&D program within NIR technology and manufacturing for both companies. Under the deal, FOSS NIRSystems, which is based in Laurel, MD, will become a division of Metrohm USA to be named Metrohm NIRSystems.

“With Metrohm’s strong worldwide presence, commitment to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and with this investment in NIR the alliance allows us to further grow our business within these sectors and provide our customers with a steady stream of new innovative NIR products and the highest level of support,” said Dr. Philip Irving, FOSS NIRSystems’ president.

The global NIR instrument business for these sectors will continue to be run by the Metrohm NIRSystems division of Metrohm USA.