Manufacturer of high-precision instruments, Metrohm USA and Metrohm Canada have announced entry into a non-exclusive agreement with fellow instrument manufacturing company Agilent Technologies (Agilent) to become a value-added reseller for a range of its products and services.

The partnership will see Metrohm becoming a reseller of Agilent’s single- and triple-quadrupole mass spectrometers, in addition to ICP-MS and ICP-OES products, software and services.

This agreement deepens the company’s existing partnership, dating back to 2019 when a driver was released that allowed the control of Metrohm IC instruments in Agilent’s Open Lab software.

As well as opening additional applications in areas such as the environmental and food and beverage analysis markets, the agreement presents opportunities to expand the ion chromatography (IC) capabilities of Metrohm USA and Metrohm Canada.

Commenting on the potential of the partnership, Ed Colihan, President and CEO, Metrohm USA, said, “We are very excited to grow the portfolio of solutions we can bring to our IC customers in the US and Canada.”

“Metrohm IC products bring a strong history of innovation, and this partnership allows us to offer complete solutions for coupling IC with mass spectroscopy to expand our applications footprint.”

These complete solutions also enhance the customer experience by offering both Agilent MS and Metrohm IC products through a single channel, allowing for a more streamlined configuration, purchase and support experience.

Susharshana Seshadri, Vice President and General Manager, Agilent’s Mass Spectrometry Division, spoke about the agreement, saying, “We’re excited to add Metrohm as a value-added reseller.”

“We have high standards for the companies we select to handle our mass spec, as well as ICP-MS and ICP-OES product lines, and Metrohm fits the bill perfectly.”

When coupled with the detection capability of Agilent mass spectrometers and software, the unique nature of Metrohm IC instruments for MS analysis may allow customers to increase the breadth and detail of their analyses, in addition to accessing new results.

The technology is also now able to detect haloacetic acids in drinking water and determine heavy-metal species in food products.