WESTBOROUGH, MA, July 7-On May 23, 2008, the PANalytical and Malvern Instruments U.S. teams celebrated the opening of their new headquarters. The sister companies now share facilities in Westborough, MA. PANalytical is a supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), and Malvern Instruments manufactures particle size analyzers and rheological instrumentation.

“As well as growing our business across the Americas, we have consolidated former East and West Coast sites and have relocated our warehouse to Westborough,” says Peter van Velzen, managing director of PANalytical. “Importantly, the move has also given us the freedom to expand our application laboratories. These now include a cleanroom for wafer analyzers, a sample prep room and large application labs for XRD and XRF.”

Malvern has similarly expanded its applications and training facilities. Managing director Paul Walker says, “This move reflects the continued growth and success of the company, and also the expansion of the business in recent years to encompass a broadening range of technologies and instrumentation for materials characterization. These new premises provide the infrastructure and facilities to underpin our future.”