Breitländer joins forces with LGC Standards in supply of reference materials

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 23 May 2008



(2008), "Breitländer joins forces with LGC Standards in supply of reference materials", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 3.



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Breitländer joins forces with LGC Standards in supply of reference materials

Article Type: Industrial news From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 3.

Two of Europe's best respected reference material suppliers join forces to offer the most comprehensive range of analytical and industrial materials for laboratories, within a global network.

LGC Beteiligungs GmbH has acquired Breitländer GmbH, a specialist supplier of metal and associated industrial reference materials. The combined businesses will be an integral part of LGC Standards, Europe's leading supplier of reference materials, specialising in pure and matrix materials for analytical laboratories ranging from food, environmental and pharmaceuticals. This new association supports the growth of sales in developing markets where Breitländer has a strong presence.

Breitländer has long been recognised for providing global expertise in the industrial reference materials business, and its acquisition will enable the expertise in the company to be retained and strengthened by specialists within LGC Standards. Both companies are noted for their customer service, using their in-depth knowledge of products from hundreds of suppliers to identify the most appropriate material for their customers.

Rolf Breitländer, Managing Director of Breitländer GmbH, who set up the company in 1972, explains: “This new venture combines Breitländer's offering with LGC Standards expert knowledge in the field of metrology to strengthen our position in the world of reference materials. We will join forces to supply services for reference materials and the appropriate sample preparation equipment.”

In welcoming Breitländer GmbH to the Group, Dr Matthias Brommer, Director of LGC Standards, added: “Our companies are well matched, both renowned for their expertise, authority, and excellent customer service. This move will enable further innovation in our combined company, and supports our continued growth in emerging markets, such as India and China. LGC Standards is committed to strengthening the service to the industrial materials sector we have historically had significant expertise and excellent customer relationships in the sector within our Nordic territories. We now want to roll this out on a group- wide basis.”

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