Leading Chelmsford, Massachusetts-based developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for the industrial performance fluids market Spectro Inc. has announced the purchase of Wilks Enterprise for an undisclosed sum. Wilks, based in Norwalk, Connecticut and established in 1995, specialises in the development and manufacture of mid-infrared (mid-IR) application-specific analysers that are used for biofuel, petrochemical, environmental, quality control, manufacturing and ambient air monitoring measurement.
Spectro Inc. president and CEO Brian Mitchell said: "We are excited to have Wilks Enterprise become part of Spectro Inc. as we continue to build a global leadership position in the industrial fluids analysis market. Wilks has built an excellent position and reputation in its core markets with portable, rugged and easy-to-operate instruments. Combining this with Spectro’s extended resources and channel reach gives us optimism in projecting significant future growth from the Wilks platform."
Wilks Enterprise president Sandra Wilks Rintoul said: "Both Spectro and Wilks have excellent synergy between their product lines, industries served, and the shared goal of providing rugged, easy-to-use analysers. We are excited by the prospect of additional resources that will help bring new products and applications to market."