Verder Scientific acquires Microtrac and MicrotracBEL

June 3, 2019

Verder Scientific acquires Microtrac and MicrotracBEL

Hiroshi Nakamura, Executive Vice President of Nikkiso Co. Ltd (left), and Andries Verder, owner of the Verder Group (Courtesy Verder Group)


Verder Scientific, a division of Verder Group, headquartered in Haan, Germany, reports that it has agreed to acquire Microtrac Inc., Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, USA, and MicrotracBEL Corporation, Osaka, Japan, from Nikkiso Co. Ltd., to extend its product portfolio with product lines for particle characterisation by laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering and surface analysis.

Microtrac, a manufacturer of instruments for particle analysis using laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering technologies, and MicrotracBEL, a manufacturer of instruments for surface area and porosity analysis applying adsorption technologies, will reportedly bring to Verder Scientific  more than 150 new employees and €35 million in revenue. Verder Scientific states that Microtrac and MicrotracBEL will benefit from the company’s direct market access in key countries worldwide and from synergies with its other product lines.

“With Microtrac and MicrotracBEL, two technological leaders in particle and surface analysis are united under the roof of Verder Scientific. We look forward to welcoming the Microtrac and MicrotracBEL teams to our group. Both companies will have access to additional resources to push international expansion and extend its innovative product range,” stated Dr Jürgen Pankratz, CEO of Verder Scientific.

Paul Cloake, Managing Director of Microtrac, commented, “I am confident that the worldwide synergy effects will contribute to the positive development of our organisation and further accelerate our company’s growth. We are excited to join Verder Scientific with its flat organisation and collaborative business culture to take our business to the next level.”

Dr Kazuyuki Nakai, Managing Director of MicrotracBEL, reported, “By leveraging our combined capabilities, along with our commercial scale and customer relationships, we will strengthen our position as a trusted partner to our customers worldwide. The MicrotracBEL team welcomes the long-term engagement of Verder Scientific which will enable us to develop our products further.”

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