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Mettler Toledo buys Smiths Detection

Last updated on 05-Apr-2011 at 15:31 GMT2011-04-05T15:31:33Z

Mettler Toledo has acquired the product inspection division of Smiths Detection in a move that will see it boost its food inspection operations.

As part of the takeover, the Swiss-based company will adopt the Eagle brand - which will continue to operate as a separate business. Both its existing sales and service channels will remain, said a statement from Mettler. Eagle said its customers would benefit from a strengthening of service and support thanks to the tie up with its new parent company.

Mettler-Toledo declared the deal had increased its commitment to the food x-ray business, which would “drive additional strategic investments in technology and application development”.

Kristian Laskey, the company’s head of X-ray business, said the buy up would allow them to add systems like fat analysis tools to their portfolio.

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