Last week at BCEIA – the Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis  –  I saw the excitement as Malvern’s new Mastersizer 3000 particle size analyzer made its first appearance at this important  show.

I’m delighted to say that we have enjoyed this kind of response to our systems in China ever since we made our first steps into the country 30 years ago, when we sold our first instrument here. Our commitment to China is long, and with the introduction of the Mastersizer 3000 we can celebrate 16 years with a direct Malvern presence.

Today we have facilities and 45 dedicated people based in four major cities. So, a proud heritage, and a real understanding of what customers in the world’s largest manufacturing base want and need from materials characterization equipment.

I don’t intend that the Malvern team will rest on its laurels and we have great plans for China. We will soon begin research and development activities here and, as innovations in materials development and improved standards of quality continue to be embraced, Malvern will make sure that researchers, product developers and manufacturing professionals have the analytical tools they need.

In signing off, I send you  warmest greetings from Beijing as we look forward to continuing to serve customers in China across many different areas of materials characterization.