2020 Marks the 20th Anniversary for Niton UK Ltd

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Our 20 year anniversary marks an important milestone for the company as we look back on our incredible heritage of talent and accomplishments. The quality of our employees and of their highly skilled work continues to receive very positive feedback from customers who highly value our service delivery.

Where it all began

Following a management buy-out lead by Malcolm Sibbald, YSI’s Director of Metallurgy, Niton UK was formed in 2000 and began sales and distribution of the innovative Niton handheld XRF alloy analysers in the UK and Eire.

In 2002 Niton LLC, based in Boston USA, introduced the world’s first ever handheld XRF instrument with a miniature X-ray tube source for alloy and environmental applications. Following its launch in the UK, Niton UK have recently sold the 2,500th analyser and is now the number one supplier of portable XRF analysers in the UK.

Niton UK has won number of awards from Thermo Fisher Scientific, including six Outstanding Sales Performance, Channel Partner of the Year and Market Development.

Today and the future

Niton UK is the market leader for handheld XRF instruments. This leadership encompasses not only the number of instruments sold and market share but also significant market experience and expertise in the handheld XRF product range. The company represents the Thermo Scientific Niton XRF products manufactured in the USA, although the UK business is independent and not a subsidiary.

Thermo Scientific Niton products are very well respected for their quality, both in terms of their operation and their durability. The range is constantly being developed with new models being introduced, many of which have won innovation and design awards in recent years.

Niton UK is unique in being the only ISO registered company supplying such products affirming customer confidence in the quality of service and the consistency of support provided. The business is also different from its competitors in having the only UK based service facility dedicated for handheld XRF instruments, so giving excellent turnaround times, competitive products having to be sent away for repair or re-calibration. To assist customers still further, the Company offers a preventative maintenance contract, which includes the loan of instruments, wherever possible, to assist clients while their own is in for repair or servicing.

“Niton UK is celebrating 20 years as the leading UK supplier of innovative XRF handheld analysers. To all our clients, we especially want to thank you for your business throughout the past 20 years. You have been critical to Niton UK’s growth and success during the past two decades, and we look forward to working with you in the coming years.”

Malcolm Sibbald, CEO and Michael Sibbald, Managing Director