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Application Driven Approach key behind Successful Growth
Feb 09 2022
During 2022 mass spectrometry instrument specialist Hiden Analytical celebrates its 40th year of continuous and independent operation, as a company with a successful culture and high reputation through its customer and application focused innovation.
Now employing a talented staff of over 120 scientists, engineers, technicians and operations specialists at its Warrington-based UK headquarters, Hiden began its business in 1982 with production of quadrupole mass spectrometers for the semiconductor fabrication industry, followed by the design of real-time gas analysis systems to address specific areas including direct external ion measurement systems for plasma process diagnostics and then secondary ion monitoring for surface characterisation (the SIMS technique). More recently systems for the direct analysis of dissolved species in environmental and electrochemical applications feature improvements in system portability, particularly useful for environmental studies.
With the product range addressing the five main application areas of RGA, gas analysis, catalysis & thermal analysis, plasma characterisation and surface analysis, the company’s bespoke design service provides client interactive development of solutions to meet specific requirements.
In 1992 Hiden entered the field of microgravimetric gas sorption measurement in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, leading to the establishment of sister-company, Hiden Isochema, for manufacture of these products.
The expansion of the business in 1996 saw the establishment of Hiden Inc., offering sales and service support for the full product range through its US offices and in 2019 the creation of Hiden Europe GmbH resulted in a solid base of sales and technical support for Germany and Austria. In 2022, representation remains strong throughout Europe, Asia and throughout North and South America.
This global reach of the company’s network is extended through a local presence in many countries, with support websites in French, German, Spanish, US English, and English together with representatives’ web sites in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
To be completed this year, further company expansion includes new clean room facilities for precision assembly, a new vacuum /mechanical assembly suite and new office space at Hiden’s UK headquarters.
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