Spectro Inc. recently announced that it has purchased Wilks Enterprise Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Based in Norwalk, Conn., Wilks specializes in the development and manufacture of mid-infrared (mid-IR) application-specific analyzers used for biofuel, petrochemical, environmental, quality control, manufacturing and ambient air monitoring measurement. Spectro, which is headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., is one of the world's largest suppliers of oil and fuel analysis instruments to industry and the military.

"We are excited to have Wilks Enterprise become part of Spectro Inc. as we continue to build a global leadership position in the industrial fluids analysis market," said Brian Mitchell, president and CEO of Spectro Inc. "Wilks has built an excellent position and reputation in its core markets with portable, rugged and easy-to-operate instruments. Combining this with Spectro's extended resources and channel reach gives us optimism in projecting significant future growth from the Wilks platform."

"Both Spectro and Wilks have excellent synergy between their product lines, industries served and the shared goal of providing rugged, easy-to-use analyzers," said Sandra Wilks Rintoul, president of Wilks Enterprise Inc. "We are excited by the prospect of additional resources that will help bring new products and applications to market."

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