Industry News: Waters to acquire Andrew Alliance

Waters enables core product portfolio with next-generation automation technology

14 Jan 2020


Waters Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Andrew Alliance, an innovator in specialty laboratory automation technology, including software and robotics. Andrew Alliance’s cloud-native software platform and modern interface promise to dramatically improve the use of automation technology, enabling more scientists to realize the advantages of repeatability and performance for both routine and complex laboratory workflows.

“The acquisition of Andrew Alliance broadens our technology portfolio to include advanced robotics and software that will positively impact our customers’ workflows across pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and materials science markets,” commented Chris O’Connell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Waters Corporation. “This move also demonstrates Waters’ commitment to deploying capital to growth-oriented acquisitions that reinforce our specialty strategy and enhance our core business.”

Andrew Alliance has approximately 40 employees in Switzerland, France, and the United States.

“We are thrilled to join the Waters family,” commented Piero Zucchelli, Chief Executive Officer of Andrew Alliance. “We have found the right partner to bring our vision of connected laboratories to life. Waters’ combination of instruments and chemistries will help us accelerate the delivery of our innovative software and hardware technologies to customers as mass spectrometry increasingly moves into the hands of more and more users.”

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