Bruker acquires Lactotronic to expand food analysis portfolio for dairy industry

By Jim Cornall contact

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Bruker and Lactotronic have already been collaborating on an FT-NIR dairy analyzer.
Bruker and Lactotronic have already been collaborating on an FT-NIR dairy analyzer.

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Massachusetts-headquartered scientific company Bruker has acquired the business of Lactotronic B.V., a Dutch developer and manufacturer of analytical instruments for the dairy industry.

Lactotronic, which has 25 years’ experience in milk analysis, offers analytical equipment for milk laboratories, including the MIRA milk analyzer, to standardize routine milk analysis processes.  Its analytical instruments improve milk quality control, as well as the verification of dairy end products, in order to increase production efficiency.  

Bruker and Lactotronic have been collaborating on an FT-NIR dairy analyzer capable of analyzing various sample types, from liquid milk products, to solid and semi-solid dairy products. The acquisition will enable further product developments for dairy and milk quality control analyzers.

Development of products

Urban Faeh, president of the Bruker Optics division, said, "As we expand in the food analysis markets, the acquisition of Lactotronic accelerates our development of solutions for milk and dairy analysis, and expands our dairy market presence.  The Lactotronic technologies expand our food analysis offerings, and we welcome the talented Lactotronic team with their valuable expertise and long experience in milk analysis."

Sietze Sietzema, founder of Lactotronic, said Bruker provides the environment for ongoing developments in dairy analysis products, and Lactotronic further broadens Bruker’s food analysis capabilities.

A Bruker spokesperson told DairyReporter Bruker Optik will take over all employees of Lactotronic, with product development controlled by Bruker Optik headquarters.

Distribution of products and sales activities will be incorporated into Bruker Optik’s sales network.

Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.