Brookfield, CT, January, 2012 – Unity Scientific, LLC and Westco Scientific Instruments, Inc. announce the merger of the two companies and that they will be operating under the trade name of “Unity Scientific”. Unity Scientific, LLC has been a leading manufacturer of near infrared analyzers since 2001. Their instruments are used for quality control determination in markets such as food, dairy, agriculture, chemical and pharmaceuticals. Westco Scientific Instruments, Inc. has been a major player in the environmental and industrial markets providing automated wet chemistry instrumentation and sample preparation equipment since 1986. The two companies became sister organizations in October 2008 and have been in the process of combining resources to facilitate a complete merger. Corporate headquarters for Unity Scientific will be located in the newly expanded facility in Brookfield, Connecticut. The merger will make Unity Scientific one of the largest providers of NIR (near infrared), Automated Wet Chemistry and Sample Preparation instrumentation in the analytical instrumentation market.
Doug Evans, President of Unity Scientific states, “The merger of Westco and Unity will create an organization that has leading products in a wide variety of industries utilizing complementary technologies. Being able to combine certain resources in sales, marketing, service and administration will also allow Unity to be more efficient and expand our distribution capabilities globally. Westco has been a leading supplier in the environmental market and Unity has a large installed base in the food and agricultural segment. This union will allow better penetration into these markets by providing a wider range of products and applications. We have been working to combine resources over the last 2 years and are excited to see this merger finalized”.
“This merger positions Unity Scientific as a leading supplier of analytical instrumentation within our market space” adds Joseph Platano, CEO. “Our wet chemistry products along with the NIR line will all be sold under the trade name of Unity Scientific. Westco will still be used as the brand name for the line of discrete chemistry analyzers and sample preparation equipment. New products and technologies will continue to be added for sale under the Unity name through internal product development and by acquisitions. This merger creates a platform and organization that will allow our company to rapidly expand and increase our overall presence in the analytical world. Our goal is to offer the highest quality products and provide world class service and support to our customers”, continues Mr. Platano.