Materials Characterization: Company Announcements

KSV Instruments named new distributors: Massanalys Nordic AB for Sweden; dpUNION Instrumentação Analítica e Científica for Brazil and Arquimed SA for Chile.

Fauske & Associates named PT. Haes Brothers its exclusive Indonesian distributor and Scientific & Medical Products its exclusive Irish distributor.

In June, MTS Systems named Laura B. Hamilton president and COO. She had been senior vice president in charge of the Test Segment.

For the year ended March 31, Millbrook Scientific Instruments’ sales fell 12.6% to £1.9 million ($3.6 million) (see IBO 6/30/07) due to delays in shipping MiniSIMS.

Europe, Asia and North America accounted for 49%, 38% and 11% of sales, respectively.

In July, Zwick Roell formed an Aerospace Competence Center.

In August, Perten Instruments AB acquired Newport Scientific, an Australian manufacturer of viscometry-based instruments.

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