September 04, 2012 at 07:00 AM EDT
Netzsch Acquires Bruker’s Thermal Analysis Instruments Business in Japan

The Netzsch Analyzing & Testing division and Bruker Corporation today announced jointly that Netzsch Japan K.K. has acquired Bruker’s Thermal Analysis instruments business in Japan. Together with the well-established international Netzsch group, Netzsch Japan will further develop, produce, distribute and service the existing and new Thermal Analysis product lines. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

In Japan, Netzsch has previously been distributing its Thermal Analysis instruments via Bruker AXS K.K., headquartered in Yokohama. Bruker has distributed high-end Netzsch Thermal Analysis products in Japan in parallel with Bruker’s routine Thermal Analysis product line. Being one of the leading countries in top level materials research and development, Japan is one of the most important markets for high-performance Thermal Analysis instrumentation.

Mr. Yoshio Shinoda, President of Netzsch Japan K.K., stated: “We are convinced that having a large R&D and production site that understands the needs of the Japanese market is an excellent way to further develop our future business in Japan. With an additional 30 employees joining us from Bruker, Netzsch can now serve our Japanese customers even better, and we will further improve our outstanding reputation as the performance leader in Thermal Analysis instrumentation. This will boost the success that Netzsch has had in recent years in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Mr. Sadao Ueki, President of Bruker AXS K.K., added: “It is a great benefit for our valued Thermal Analysis customers and employees to have the Thermal Analysis business now under the leadership and management of Netzsch Japan K.K, a global leader in high-performance Thermal Analysis instrumentation. With the support of their headquarters in Germany, Netzsch will have a very successful future in Japan.”

About Netzsch:

The Netzsch Group is an owner-managed, internationally operating technology company headquartered in Germany. Three Business Units – Analyzing & Testing, Grinding & Dispersing, and Pumps & Systems – provide tailored solutions for highest-level needs. The Group employs over 2,500 employees at 130 sales and production centers in 23 countries across the globe.

The Analyzing & Testing business unit of the Netzsch Group develops and manufactures a complete high-precision instrument line for Thermal Analysis and Thermophysical Properties measurement while also offering commercial testing services in their laboratories. The instrumentation is employed for research and quality control in the polymer sector, the chemical industry, the areas of inorganics and building materials, and environmental analysis. The company’s technology and quality standards make them to one of the world's leading manufacturers in their business. Netzsch software solutions, particularly in the area of evaluation (such as reaction kinetics and multi-component analysis), have received accolades from experts. The Analyzing & Testing business unit was created in 1962 and employs nearly 400 people around the world.

For more information, please visit: www.netzsch.com

About Bruker Corporation

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. For more information, please visit www.bruker.com

Contacts:

Netzsch
Mr. Yoshio Shinoda, +81 (0)45 453 1962
President, Netzsch Japan K.K.
yoshio.shinoda@netzsch.com
or
Bruker
Mr. Sadao Ueki, +81 (0)45 453 1964
President, Bruker AXS K.K.
sadao.ueki@bruker.jp
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