11 July 2012
Grant Instruments celebrates 60th birthday but has eyes fixed firmly on the future
CAMBRIDGE, UK, July 11, 2012 - Grant Instruments (www.grantinstruments.com), a world-renowned supplier
of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products, has
been celebrating its 60th birthday in recent weeks but
is keen to use the occasion to look forward to the future rather
than looking back.
Ludo Chapman, managing director of Grant Instruments - his father
Cecil Chapman co-founded the company with Peter Ward back in 1952 -
is determined to keep all eyes focused on the future. He said:
"It's a remarkable achievement to have traded successfully for 60
years but it is not the time to look back now. We need to continue
to leverage our unrivalled expertise in heating and cooling
technology and temperature control to maintain our leadership
position in the scientific instrumentation market."
For the last six decades, Grant has been designing, manufacturing
and distributing scientific products including water baths, block
heaters and coolers, baths/circulators and re-circulating chillers,
thermoshakers, rockers, rotators and shakers, centrifuges and
vortex mixers. Over this time, Grant has also developed a
successful data acquisition business and more recently has
diversified its offering by applying its scientific expertise to
the development of sous vide cooking baths for the catering
industry, a rapidly growing market that will play an important role
for the company going forward.
"The market is changing rapidly and our over reliance on the UK and
European markets has led us to look further east for our future
growth and prosperity - we now have operations in Shanghai (China)
and Bangalore (India) and will be looking to find further agile
partners to grow our business in these regions in particular,"
added Ludo Chapman. "Clearly, we have built a great reputation and
that is testament to the hard work of our committed staff team but
a new Grant is now emerging and the watchwords of this business
will be quality, innovation, agility and customer focus!"
Grant Instruments began life making water baths for laboratories in
a building at the bottom of the garden of the Old Vicarage in
Grantchester, Cambridge, England, hence the company name.
Headquartered at Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, England, it now has
operations in three continents and an extensive network of dealers
and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the Asia
"We have a great history and there have been some incredible
successes over the last 60 years," said Mr Chapman. "However, we
now need to refocus, use our exceptional expertise and market
knowledge to continue to work with customers - as we did for the
launch of our Optima water bath range earlier this year - so that
we really understand the heating and cooling challenges of
technicians and researchers in the modern laboratory. That's the
key to our success and survival!!"
For more information about Grant's wide range of scientific
products, please visit www.grantinstruments.com. Alternatively,
please telephone +44 (0) 1763 260 811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A high resolution photograph to accompany this press release is
Grant Instruments' team at Madingley Hall near
Cambridge for the company's 60th birthday
About Grant Instruments
Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited (www.grantinstruments.com) is
a world renowned supplier and manufacturer of scientific, life
sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been
designing, manufacturing and distributing scientific products for
60 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high
quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most
demanding applications for research in life sciences, chemical and
the general laboratory. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts
of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of
dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the
Asia Pacific region.
Tel: +44 (0) 1763 260811