Based in Germany, SPECTRO Analytical Instruments GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of analytical instruments for use in laboratories and industry at international locations. The company is active in the field of optical and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The company can look back on almost 40 years of experience.
A look back in history. The start of the Spectro history
Founded in 1979 by Paul Friedhoff, the company grew rapidly. The entrepreneur remained at the head of the company until 1997, whereupon he passed the ownership on to a German group of investors. Seven years later the decision was made: Spectro became part of the US-American Ametek Group.
At that time, the early product range already included instruments used for spectral analysis of alloys. In this way, the composition of metals could be checked for ratio and accuracy.
The road to market leadership – international expansion
Expansion into other countries began as early as 1981. These included France, the USA, Italy, Great Britain, and Australia. As an expert in optical and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, nothing stood in the way of becoming the market leader.
What products does the Ametek subsidiary Spectro offer today?
40,000 devices have already passed over the Spectro cash desk. These include both mobile and stationary spark spectrometers, ICP-OES spectrometers and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers. These devices are used to chemically identify materials, test metals, and perform analyses of multiple substances.
With its numerous applications, Spectro instruments are used in laboratories, universities and companies in various industrial sectors around the globe. The Spectro measuring instruments enable, among other things, precise material testing.