Metrohm (Herisau, Switzerland), which makes Raman spectrometers (and many other types of measurement instruments as well), has acquired B&W Tek's (Newark, Delaware) Spectroscopy Solution Business, B&W Tek LLC, and several overseas subsidiaries. As B&W Tek specializes in Raman spectroscopy, the acquisition should boost Metrohm's presence in the Raman spectrometers market, enhancing the company's global reach.
Both parties agreed to keep details about the acquisition confidential.
B&W Tek will continue to operate under its own brand with its own service and sales organization for the time being. After a transition period, the gradual integration of B&W Tek into the Metrohm organization will start, says Metrohm.
Founded in 1997 by Sean Wang, B&W Tek produces handheld and other Raman spcctrometers, as well as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology and near-IR and UV/VIS spectrometers and systems. B&W Tek also has sites in China, Taiwan, and Germany.