A new company, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, brings together Hitachi High-Technologies’ extensive scientific instrumentation portfolio with Oxford Instruments’ rich 40-year heritage of innovative analytical instruments and services developed in close partnership with industry customers. The collaboration will offer the companies a wider ranging product portfolio, more contact points with customers and more chances to meet customer needs.
The acquisition has a value of approximately £80 million (US$103.3 million).
Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science will continue to specialise in delivering high-tech analysis solutions, developed in close collaboration with industry customers and designed to meet the tough challenges of a rapidly evolving industrial sector. The company’s range of laboratory-based and robust high-performance in-field testing instruments deliver materials and coatings analysis that adds value throughout the production lifecycle, from raw material exploration to incoming inspection, production and quality control to recycling. A team of in-house experts have developed customised testing methodologies for hundreds of industrial applications, delivering simplicity of operation for even the most demanding applications.
Dawn Brooks, managing director of Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, said: “Today, we already help thousands of businesses streamline their costs, minimise risk and increase production efficiency. The combined strengths of Hitachi and Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis greatly increase our capability to offer an ever wider range of leading-edge analytical solutions to our customers around the world.”