Carbolite enhances portfolio of Verder’s Scientific Division

- Carbolite is a leading manufacturer of laboratory and industrial furnaces
- Verder Group takes over 100 percent from previous share holder
- Carbolite management will remain with the company

Vleuten (NL), 2. Juli 2012. Carbolite Limited, a leading manufacturer of laboratory and industrial furnaces, has become part of the Verder Group, a German-Dutch family-owned technology group. This acquisition adds a new product range to the portfolio of Verder’s Scientific Division. Carbolite, which is located in the English Peak District (East Midlands), has over 70 years of experience in the design, manufacture and sales of electric laboratory and industrial furnaces.

“The excellent market position of Carbolite in the laboratory segment, the high quality standards and the growth potential make Carbolite a very exciting addition to our existing companies”, explains Andries Verder, CEO of the Verder Group. “We firmly believe that the extensive network of Retsch, Eltra and Endecotts will be a large asset for Carbolite.”

The company employs 160 staff and owns distribution companies in Germany, France and the US which have provided for significant growth during the past years. As the worldwide leader in their market segment, Carbolite export products to more than 100 countries.

"After several years of strong growth under the umbrella of the holding company Nova Capi-tal, we are pleased to become a member of the Verder Group which will no doubt add great value due to its strong penetrations in almost all the markets we serve. Our offering to our customers has just become even more impressive" says John Bailey, CEO of Carbolite. Carbolite will be managed as a stand-alone unit within Verder’s Scientific Division and the current management will remain with the company.

Carbolite products are used in laboratories as well as in an industrial environment. The company provides both standard solutions and individually customized instruments. The product range includes laboratory furnaces (Ashing/Burn Off Furnaces) and special industrial furnaces (e. g. for precious metals or ceramics).

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