There’s always a feeling of real excitement around as we enter a new year, whatever the personal and professional challenges we might be expecting it to bring. Drive, optimism and enthusiasm, a talent for innovation and the skills to apply new technology, not to mention a sense of humour, are all helpful in what for many are testing economic times. Certainly the teams at Malvern have these qualities in abundance and everyone here will be focused on delivering the products and services that help our customers achieve and maintain competitive advantage in their particular markets.

Products like the new Mastersizer 3000, the rising star in laser diffraction particle size analysis as we go into 2012. The coming months will see exciting new introductions across the whole of our materials characterization range, reflecting what our customers have told us they need.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Malvern customers everywhere – it has been a pleasure to do business with you in 2011. And a warm welcome to anyone new to Malvern materials characterization products. We look forward to serving and supporting you all in 2012.

Wishing you a very successful and prosperous year ahead.