Ashland, VA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
Effective July 1, 2012, Anton Paar USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anton Paar GmbH, officially launches the recently acquired Petrotest product line. Anton Paar USA will provide all sales, support and service related activities to customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The Petrotest Group which is based in Dahlewitz, Germany, was acquired by Anton Paar GmbH effective March 1. The Petrotest Group, renamed to “Petrotest GmbH, a company of Anton Paar,” is recognized for producing equipment that determines the flash point of petroleum products and other liquids. In addition to the well-known flash point testers, products include penetrometers and distillation, oxidation and stability testing equipment. Customers include globally active refineries, manufacturers of biofuel, vehicles and bitumen; and companies in the chemical, beverage, and food industries, among others.
Reinhard Eberl, President and CEO of Anton Paar USA stated “The acquisition of the Petrotest products allows us to provide a wider range of measurement solutions to our existing customers while growing our current customer base.”
“The opening of our regional office in Houston, Texas in June provides the infrastructure to support the high concentration of petroleum based customers in the gulf coast region.”
Anton Paar is the world leader in the field of density and concentration measurement, the determination of dissolved CO2, rheology and the material characterization of surfaces. Its customers include the largest soft drink and beer manufacturers in the world, as well as companies in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Since 2003, Anton Paar has been owned by the charitable Santner Foundation. The foundation is exclusively and directly dedicated to charitable and beneficent causes.
Anton Paar USA has offices in Ashland, Virginia, Houston, Texas, and Montreal, Canada with over 60 field sales and service team members to support its customers.