PANalytical is an international scientific instrumentation and software supplier which develops and manufactures X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), near-infrared (NIR), optical emission spectroscopy (OES) and pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA) equipment for use in research and industry. PANalytical was formerly Philips Analytical, a division of Philips, prior to its sale in 2002. The company now operates as an autonomous business unit of UK-based technology company Spectris plc.
PANalytical’s headquarters are in Almelo (the Netherlands). Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, Brazil, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (the United Kingdom). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo ( X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (X-ray tubes), in Nottingham, UK (XRF applications and standards), in Quebec, Canada (fusion sample preparation) and in Boulder CO, US (near-infrared instruments).
The PANalytical organization employs over 1,000 people worldwide and is set up covering the following regions: Asia Pacific (HQ in Singapore), AMEC (HQ in Westborough, MA, USA) and EMEA (HQ in Almelo, the Netherlands). The company’s current product line includes diffraction and fluorescence systems (energy- and wavelength dispersive) for materials science applications and process control. PANalytical customers can be found in virtually every industry segment, from building materials to pharmaceuticals and from metals and mining to nanomaterials.