February 01, 2011 by Editorial Staff
Germany / Japan: Supplier of analysitical instruments Spectro has formed a strategic marketing alliance with Japan-based SII NanoTechnology, Inc. to market SPECTRO’s inductively coupled plasma optical emission (ICP-OES) and mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) in Japan.
'We are very excited about our alliance with SII NanoTechnology,' notes Manfred Bergsch, Managing Director for SPECTRO. “We consider it an important step in further expanding our presence in Japan. It also reflects the importance of our growing Japanese customer base.' He adds that by partnering with SII NanoTechnology, Spectro gains the experience and expertise of the established leader in Japan’s growing ICP-OES and ICP-MS instruments market. The alliance covers all Spectro ICP-OES and ICP-MS instruments, including Spectro GENESIS, ARCOS and the recently introduced SPECTRO MS. SPECTRO will continue to support its existing Japanese customers through a subsidiary, formed in 2008. In recognition of the alliance, SPECTRO recently sold its 3,000th ICP-OES system to SII NanoTechnology for use at its Tokyo facility for demonstrations and application support.
SII NanoTechnology, which originated as the R&D division of Seiko Instruments and became a separate stand-alone company in 2003, is a leader in nanotechnology and ultra-precision measuring technology with more than 30 years experience in the manufacture and marketing of ICP-OES instruments and ICP mass spectrometers. With its headquarters in Chiba, Japan, SII NanoTechnology has over 300 employees in Japan and more than 500 worldwide.
Based in Kleve, Germany, Spectro is a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, which manufactures instruments used in metals analysis, environmental monitoring, research and development, and petrochemical, pharmaceutical and electronics manufacture. Among its product technologies are arc/spark, ICP optical emission, ICP mass spectrometry and X-ray fluorescence for the analysis of solids, liquids, and powders.