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Metrohm acquires B&W Tek

27 July 2018 | News
by Ian Michael

Metrohm AG and B&W Tek have announced the acquisition of B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries. This acquisition contributes to Metrohm’s growth plans, enhancing the company’s capabilities to develop its Raman product line.

“We are pleased to strengthen our product portfolio in spectroscopy by the acquisition of B&W Tek’s R&D, production and sales organizations,” says Dr Christoph Fässler, CEO and president of Metrohm AG.

Dr Jack Zhou, CEO of B&W Tek LLC, says: “We are excited to see the accelerated growth potential as the result, in furthering the focus on customer-centric solutions and innovations. The addition of complementary products and technologies by B&W Tek, together with Metrohm’s expertise in products and commercialisation as well as market presence will allow us to serve a much larger global customer base.”

Both parties agreed to keep details about the acquisition confidential.

B&W Tek will continue to operate under their own brand with their own sales and service organisation for the time being to avoid any disruption and to continue to give B&W Tek’s existing customers the best possible experience. After this transition period, the gradual integration of B&W Tek into the Metrohm organisation will then be started taking into consideration the need of all stakeholders involved.

B&W Tek was founded in 1997 and has developed Raman, LIBS, NIR and UV/vis spectrometers and solutions. B&W Tek has multiple sites in China, Taiwan and Germany, and a worldwide network of over 60 distributors and sales and service into more than 45 countries.

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