The Netherlands: Lab Automation Seal Analytical Acquires Rohasys
Seal Analytical, the global manufacturer of automated analyzers, has acquired Rohasys, a Dutch manufacturer of laboratory products for automating and robotising sample (pre) treatment.
Norderstedt/Germany — With 25 years of experience in environmental laboratory automation Rohasys targets similar market sectors to those addressed by Seal, including water, soil and food testing. Typical applications include BOD, COD, pH, conductivity, alkalinity, acidity, filtration, organic GC sample preparation and microbiology.
In addition to a range of standard robotic laboratory instruments, the company also develops bespoke robotic solutions to improve automation in a number of laboratory applications. Products and systems are designed, built, installed and supported from the company's production facility in the Netherlands, and will now also benefit from Seals’s technical support teams in the UK, Germany and USA.
“Sharing the common goals of improving laboratory accuracy, speed and reliability, this synergistic relationship will benefit the customers of both organisations,” says Seal President Stuart Smith.
The product range includes small systems for small footprints and low workloads, through to custom designed fully automated preparation, reading, filtration and weighing robots, with full LIMS integration.