METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of precision instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company has strong worldwide leadership positions. A significant majority of our instrument sales are in segments in which we are the global leader. In addition to a broad product offering, we have one of the largest global sales and service organizations among precision instrument companies.
We focus on the high value-added segments of our markets by providing innovative instruments that often integrate various technologies including application-specific solutions for customers. We design our instruments not only to gather valuable data but also to facilitate the processing and transfer of this data into customers' management information systems.
METTLER TOLEDO is geographically diversified with sales in 2010 derived 37% from Europe, 36% from the Americas and 27% from Asia and other countries. The Company has an extensive global sales and service organizations with approximately 5,500, or nearly one-half, of our employees providing sales and service in 35 countries. The Company has a manufacturing presence in Europe, the United States and China.
METTLER TOLEDO in the Laboratory
METTLER TOLEDO instruments are used in research, scientific and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. We are a global market leader with the three instrument groups most frequently used in the laboratory, like balances, pipettes, and pH meters, and we are a pioneer in the field of Automated Chemistry.
METTLER TOLEDO in the Industry
Our industrial solutions cover the diverse steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers as served for the laboratory. Solutions range from receiving raw materials, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows.
METTLER TOLEDO in Retail
In food retail, our offering for the management of fresh food ranges from receiving and prepackaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals. Our products can all be networked and collect data at the item level. The software assists customers with pricing and inventory management, and provides information for merchandising decisions.
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