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  • Oxford Instruments

    Oxford Instruments Divests Spectroscopy Business

    Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology instrumentation for industry and research, has agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (‘HHT’) for a consideration of £80 million on a cash and debt free basis. HHT will acquire the companies, assets and liabilities that comprise the Industrial Analysis business. The […]

  • Spectris Announce Full Year Results for 2016

    Spectris the instrumentation and controls company, owner of brands such as Malvern Instruments, PANalytical and Particle Measuring Systems, has today announced full year results for the year ending December 31 2016. The year ended with a strong Q4 which appears to have offset difficult trading conditions experienced earlier in the year. Reported sales are 13% […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – January 2017

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for January are: Permanent placements increase at softest pace in four months […]

  • PI Acquires Majority Share of ACS Motion Control

    PI (Physik Instrumente) of Karlsruhe, Germany have announced the acquisition of a controlling, 80% share of Israeli firm ACS Motion Control. Established in 1985, ACS Motion Control designs, manufacturers and sells high performance controller and drive systems for multi-axis drive solutions. Following the acquisition, PI, as a solution supplier of drive technology and positioning systems, claims […]

  • Bruker

    Bruker Announces Acquisition of Hysitron Inc.

    Bruker today announced that it has acquired Hysitron, Inc., a technology leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of nanomechanical test instrumentation. The acquisition adds Hysitron’s innovative nanomechanical testing instruments to Bruker’s existing portfolio of atomic force microscopes (AFMs), surface profilometers, and tribology and mechanical testing systems, significantly enhancing Bruker’s leadership position in nanomaterials research […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – December 2016

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for December are: Growth in permanent staff placements softens slightly… Recruitment consultants […]

  • Halma Acquires FluxData Inc.

    Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, announces the acquisition of FluxData Incorporated (“FluxData”) from private shareholders. Andrew Williams, Halma’s Chief Executive, commented: “FluxData’s strength in developing complete multispectral imaging (MSI) systems, including software and data analysis, builds on the MSI capabilities that already exist within our Environmental & Analysis sector. The value […]

  • Bruker

    Bruker Acquires Active Spectrum Inc.

    Bruker Corp. has today announced the acquisition of Active Spectrum Inc., a company based in Foster City, California. Active Spectrum has developed and manufactures what they describe as an innovative  bench top micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy system. This product range will compliment Bruker’s own ESR products which serve the high-end, research market and will […]

  • Spectris Issue Trading Update

    Spectris PLC, the holding company for businesses such as Malvern Instruments, PANalytical and Particle Measuring Systems has today announced their Trading Update for the period from July 1 to October 31 2016. Reported revenues have increased by 18% for the 4 month period, which are attributed to group acquisitions and positive impacts of currency exchange […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – July 2016

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for July are: Permanent placements fall at steeper rate… The number of people […]