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Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems merge to bundle expertise

January 25, 2022  By Jeff Cottrill


BURLINGTON, ON – Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. have joined forces to form Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc. For the parent Endress+Hauser Group, this merger consolidates its expertise in laser-based measurement technology, strengthens its focus on laboratory and process analysis and positions it to provide customers with even better support for analysis tasks in the future.

SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems boast a long history of innovation and offer market-leading product lines for optical analysis. These two US-based companies were acquired by Endress+Hauser in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Adding SpectraSensors strengthened the Endress+Hauser Group’s position in gas analysis with tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology. Kaiser Optical Systems, a global leader in Raman spectroscopy, brought on board great expertise in solid, liquid and gas analysis across a wide range of applications, including vaccine production.

Through these subsidiaries, the merger of which took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, Endress+Hauser is able to support customers from product and process development to production with advanced analysis and quality measurements to process engineering applications.

The analysis technology segment of its business now accounts for almost one-quarter of the Group’s sales.

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Offerings from laboratory to process
“We want to further develop and expand our portfolio for laboratory and process analysis,” says Dr Manfred Jagiella, who is responsible for the analytical business on the Endress+Hauser Executive Board. Together with Endress+Hauser Liquid Analysis and the Analytik Jena subsidiary, Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis forms an important element of our Group’s analysis strategy.

“Our customers expect easy-to-use, robust measurement instruments that fit their applications,” says Managing Director John Schnake, who leads the new unit. With laser-based measurement technologies, Endress+Hauser offers an integrated product portfolio for analysis that supports industrial customers from product and process development through to quality control and production.

Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, where Raman spectroscopic instruments are developed and manufactured. TDLAS instrumentation continues to be produced in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The new company, with around 200 employees, remains a wholly owned subsidiary of the Endress+Hauser Group.

About Endress+Hauser Canada

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs just over 14,000 personnel worldwide and generated consolidated sales of just under 2.6 billion euros in 2020.


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