2022 marks Hiden Analytical’s 40th year of continuous, independent operation in the field of mass spectrometry. Driven by customer- and application-driven innovation, a unique and successful corporate culture and exemplary global reputation has been achieved. Now employing a talented team of over 120 scientists, engineers, technicians and operations specialists at its UK headquarters, Hiden continues to go from strength to strength.
In 1982 in Warrington, England, Hiden Analytical began life as a start-up company, initially focused on manufacturing quadrupole mass spectrometers for vacuum processing in the emerging semiconductor manufacturing industry. Over time, the areas of application have expanded and new products have been developed. Early developments saw the design of real-time gas analysis systems followed by new and innovative products to address specific areas. First, direct external ion measurement systems for plasma process diagnostics, then secondary ion tracking for surface characterization (SIMS technique). Recent developments have included systems for the direct analysis of dissolved species in environmental and electrochemical applications as well as improvements in system portability, with the pQA being a complete portable quadrupole analyzer for environmental studies. Hiden’s product line has further expanded to offer systems addressing the five main application areas of RGA, Gas Analysis, Catalysis and Thermal Analysis, Plasma Characterization and Surface Analysis. Hiden’s bespoke design service continues to provide the customer with interactive development of solutions to meet specific requirements.
1992 saw Hiden enter the field of microgravimetric measurement of gas sorption in conjunction with the University of Birmingham, and our dedicated sister company, Hiden Isochema, was established to manufacture these products. In 1996, Hiden Inc. was formed to provide sales and service support for the full line of Hiden products in the United States, with offices established throughout the country. In 2019, the presence in Europe was further strengthened by the establishment of Hiden Europe GmbH. Provide a strong sales base and application-based technical support for Germany and Austria. In 2022, representation remains strong throughout Europe, Asia, and all of North and South America. Hiden’s global reach is further enhanced by a local presence in many countries around the world. We have websites in French, German, Spanish, US English and English as well as our representatives’ websites in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
The company’s expansion, due for completion this year, includes new cleanroom facilities for precision assembly, a new vacuum/mechanical assembly suite and new office space at Hiden’s headquarters. UK.
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