SciMed takes over responsibility for Rigaku’s polycrystalline XRD and X-ray Tomography Business in the UK

Rigaku Corporation and Scientific and Medical Products Ltd (SciMed) are pleased to announce that as of 1st July 2015 SciMed will be the official distributor for all of Rigaku’s X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and tomography business within the UK. This is an increase in SciMed’s representation of Rigaku in the UK, where they already look after the ED and WD-XRF Spectrometer and Handheld Raman spectrometer business.

Uwe Preckwinkel, General Sales Manager EMEA & CIS for Rigaku Europe SE, said “The UK is an important market for us for all of our XRD and x-ray tomography product lines. We have had great success in recent years across all instruments. To respond to the growing number of projects we are trying to put more feet on the ground. Approaching SciMed was the logical choice for us as they have looked after the sales, service and support of our WD and ED-XRF spectrometers. They have done so with great professionalism and enthusiasm and as such have grown our UK market presence over the last few years. I am sure this further development of our relationship will be good for both companies and most importantly our UK users”

Paul Vanden Branden, Product Manager for the RIGAKU range and one of the SciMed Director said “We very much look forward to growing our relationship with Rigaku & hope to achieve the same success as we are currently experiencing with XRF. We would like to thank everyone at Rigaku for putting their trust in us for the future of powder XRD in the UK.”

The range of equipment that SciMed will now have responsibility for is as follows

  • Miniflex – Benchtop XRD
  • Smartlab – High Resolution XRD
  • Ultima IV – Multipurpose XRD
  • Nano3DX – x-ray tomograph with sub-micron resolution
  • MicroCT – x-ray tomograph for hard x-ray applications
  • RAPID II – 2D Micro-Diffraction System
  • AutoMATE II – Micro-area X-ray residual stress measurement system
  • SmartSite RS – portable X-ray stress analyzer

For further information, contact:

Scientific and Medical Products Ltd
Unit B4, The Embankment Business Park
Vale Road, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3GN
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 161 442 9963