Spectris plc, Microscan Parent Company, Recognizes Global Customers and Continued Growth in China

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Microscan, a global technology leader for track and trace solutions, announces the successful conclusion of a customer event in China by parent company, Spectris plc. As a specialist technology-based company, Spectris develops and markets productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Microscan is one of 13 global technology companies within the Spectris group.

Spectris plc recognizes global customers and growth in China during customer event in Beijing.

We have a strong customer base and good growth opportunities in China and will continue to invest in this region, with focus on product localization, service and support, technology partnerships, and new product development to meet customer needs.

Microscan, a global technology leader for track and trace solutions, announces the successful conclusion of a customer event in China by parent company, Spectris plc.     As a specialist technology-based company, Spectris develops and markets productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Microscan is one of 13 global technology companies within the Spectris group.

On July 5th, in the Grand Hyatt banquet hall in Beijing, China, Spectris hosted a customer banquet and press conference to recognize key customers and provide an update on developments in China, a key market for the company. This exclusive event was attended by more than 100 of the top China customers, and by more than 20 news media organizations.

During the press conference, Spectris group CEO John O'Higgins and CFO Clive Watson said that, globally, Spectris was continuing to see an improvement in demand over the prior year, with signs of recovery throughout most regions and end markets. Mr. O’Higgins expressed strong confidence in the China market, highlighting both the current growth and future potential for the technologies and products provided by Spectris group companies.

Mr. O’Higgins concluded: “We have a strong customer base and good growth opportunities in China and will continue to invest in this region, with particular focus on product localization, service and support, technology partnerships, and new product development to meet customer needs."

About Spectris
Spectris is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The Company had sales of over US$ 1.2 billion in 2009 and employs around 5,800 people in offices in 29 countries. Spectris is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol – SXS) and is headquartered in Egham, Surrey, England.

Spectris operates across four business segments which reflect the applications and industries it serves: Materials Analysis, Test & Measurement, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls. The Company’s products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage and reduce time to market. Its global customer base spans a diverse range of end user markets. For more information, visit http://www.spectris.com.

About Microscan
Microscan is a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a technology leader in automatic identification and machine vision with extensive solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, identification, and measurement.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company recognized for quality leadership in the U.S., Microscan is known and trusted by customers worldwide as a provider of quality, high precision products. Microscan is a Spectris company. For more information, visit http://www.microscan.com.

Contacts
Spectris
Group Headquarters, U.K.
Sue Wadham, Group Communications Manager
+44 (0)1784 470470 ; sue(dot)wadham(at)spectris(dot)com

Microscan
Corporate Headquarters, U.S.
Laura Hoffman, Director of Marketing
+1 425 203 4971 ; lhoffman(at)microscan(dot)com

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