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PANalytical parent acquires Canadian sample prep company


Almelo, the NetherlandsInstrumentation and controls company Spectris – parent company of PANalyticalsays it has acquired Quebec-based La Corporation Scientifique Claisse, which produces sample preparation for atomic spectroscopy (including X-ray) analysis.

Claisse designs, manufactures and sells consumables and instruments used to prepare consistent and comparable samples for spectroscopic analysis in mining, pharmaceutical, academic research and industrial applications. It will become part of Spectris’ Materials Analysis segment and will be integrated into PANalytical.

“Claisse is a strong strategic addition to Spectris’ Materials Analysis segment as it deepens our presence within the sample preparation market,” says Eoghan O’Lionaird, Spectris business group director. “Claisse is renowned for its innovation and fusion technology leadership, and we are confident that the market will benefit from PANalytical’s support of Claisse’s continued product and application development plans. We believe there is a strong cultural fit with PANalytical, and that the combined capabilities will create significant value for our XRF customers, as well as increasing PANalytical’s resilient revenues.”

Claisse’s revenues for the year ending March 2014 were C$13 million. The acquisition was made for an undisclosed sum.