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Microtrac and MicrotracBEL to Become Part of Verder Scientific

The Verder Group/NL entered into an agreement to acquire the American Microtrac, Inc. and the Japanese MicrotracBEL Corporation from Nikkiso Co. Ltd. Verder’s Scientific Division/DE is herewith extending its product portfolio with product lines for particle characterisation by laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering and surface analysis.

Microtrac is a leading manufacturer and pioneer of instruments for particle analysis using laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering technologies. The instruments are used both for industrial applications and material research. Microtrac has two facil­ities in the USA located in Mont­gomeryville, PA and York, PA, where Microtrac develops and manufactures all products. MicrotracBEL is a leading manufacturer of instruments for surface area and porosity ana­lysis applying adsorption technologies. The instruments are used in research intense fields for particle characterisation. MicrotracBEL has three facilities in Japan located in Osaka (headquarter), Tokyo and Nagoya.
Verder Scientific is a division of the Verder Group, a family owned group of companies already deeply engaged and well reputed in the global development, manufacturing and distribution of products and services of state-of-the-art scientific applications. Verder Scientific is looking for strategic investments, creating stable, highly competitive instrument business companies focusing on niche markets.
The Microtrac and MicrotracBEL portfolio complements the offering of Verder Scientific, by adding more than 150 employees and more than EUR 35 million in revenues, creating a larger footprint within the par­ticle characterisation market. Microtrac and MicrotracBEL will benefit immediately from the direct market access of Verder in key countries worldwide and from syn­ergies with the other product lines of Verder Scientific. True to the Verder Group’s established acquisition strategy Microtrac and MicrotracBEL will not only maintain their headquarters in USA and Japan but these locations will also be used to support further expansion of the Verder Group. The existing Mictrotrac and MicrotracBEL management team will continue to be in charge.

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