NETZSCH Acquires GABO QUALIMETER
NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH recently announced its acquisition of GABO QUALIMETER Testanlagen GmbH of Ahlden, Germany, a manufacturer of high-force dynamic mechanical thermal analyzers (DMA/DMTA). In combination with its broad range of sample holders and accessories, GABO’s DMA/DMTA instruments are reportedly tailored to the needs of the rapidly growing composites market.
“The global presence of the NETZSCH Group with its outstanding sales and service locations in our main markets, together with GABO’s product spectrum, build a solid foundation for mutually growing the business and taking the lead in the market,” said Ronald Gaddum, managing director of GABO. “GABO’s high-force DMA/DMTA instruments and fully automatic DMAs with automatic sample feed will be making an important contribution in this regard. Through synergistic effects in development, applications and sales, we expect this union to create a market leader offering complete solutions in dynamic mechanical materials testing and thermal analysis. Our team is excited to collaborate with a globally active, Germany-based company that understands not only our position but also the possibilities ahead.”
Thomas Denner, Ph.D., head of the NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing Business Unit, and Jürgen Blumm, Ph.D., managing director of Marketing & Sales, commented on the acquisition: “We are very excited about the union of NETZSCH and GABO—both are family-owned companies with long traditions and have product lines in leading positions worldwide. This undertaking will enable us to offer an even broader product range to many sectors, especially rubber and tire, composites, and high-temperature materials—and all from a single source.”
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