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Hach Company Acquires Kipp & Zonen

December 18, 2017

Loveland, Colo. – (Dec.18, 2017) – Hach Company ( announced today its acquisition of Kipp & Zonen (, a manufacturer and distributor of instruments for measuring solar radiation and atmospheric properties, based in Delft, Netherlands.

Kipp & Zonen is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of instrumentation and accessories. They develop solutions for a range of industries including meteorology, climatology, hydrology, industrial applications, renewable energy, agriculture and public health. Kipp & Zonen’s products, along with their experience and expertise, enable customers to monitor fundamental properties of the atmosphere, allowing them to be data-driven decisions.

“We are excited to add this respected leader in atmospheric and solar radiation analysis to the Hach family,” said Kevin Klau, President of Hach. “Kipp & Zonen’s instruments complement our existing offering, especially within our environmental portfolio and our OTT Hydromet business, and provide us an opportunity to drive growth in meteorology and solar energy. We welcome the experienced and skilled associates of the Kipp Zonen team to OTT.”

“We are pleased to have Kipp & Zonen join the OTT Hydromet business,” said Anton Felder, President of OTT Hydromet. “Kipp & Zonen has a solid reputation as a leading innovator of solar irradiation systems and atmospheric instruments with its primary applications in Solar Energy and Meteorology. We believe Kipp & Zonen best-in-class products are a great fit with our other leading brands and provide us synergies to drive growth in our core market. Together we are able to offer customers a greater ability to measure the meteorological and hydrological parameters that are critical to support them in making informed decisions.”

Kipp & Zonen has a global footprint with offices in Europe, the United States, and Singapore, making them well positioned to serve customers around the world and continue their path of innovation and growth. Their high level of application expertise and commitment to high quality solar and atmospheric radiation solutions since their founding in the mid-19th century, has made Kipp & Zonen a long-time market leader. They also have robust system integration capabilities that align with macro trends in the industry. As a part of Hach, Kipp & Zonen’s commitment to supporting customers with industry-leading products and dedicated technical support to ensure client satisfaction will continue into well the future.

About Hach
For more than 70 years, Hach® ( has provided innovations to support our customers. Hach gives customers confidence in their water analysis by delivering expert answers, outstanding support, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions. Hach analytical instruments, services, software, and reagents are used to ensure the quality of water in a variety of industries in more than 100 countries globally.

About Kipp & Zonen
Dating back to 1830, Kipp & Zonen provides class-leading instruments for measuring solar radiation and atmospheric properties for a variety of applications, including meteorology, climatology, hydrology, industry, renewable energy, agriculture and public health. Customers look to Kipp & Zonen to help them monitor atmospheric and solar properties related to climate change, classical meteorology, agriculture, renewable energy and the available water budget.

Forward-Looking Statements
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