05-Dec-2008 - PerkinElmer, Inc.

PerkinElmer Announces Strategic Acquisition of Arnel Inc.

PerkinElmer, Inc. announced the acquisition of Arnel Inc., provider of custom engineered solutions for gas chromatography applications in the petrochemical, food and beverage, and industrial hygiene markets. According to the company, the acquisition is an important strategic initiative to expand PerkinElmer's chromatography portfolio and strengthen its application-focused expertise to best serve the biofuels and hydrocarbon processing industries.

This acquisition is a natural extension of PerkinElmer's and Arnel's 18 year relationship during which Arnel served as PerkinElmer's exclusive supplier of gas sampling valve solutions. With the completion of this transaction, PerkinElmer expects to accelerate its development and expand its portfolio of application-focused measurement systems tailored for the biofuels, food and beverage, industrial hygiene, and hydrocarbon processing markets.

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