Today the Business Spotlight is on Bertin Instruments
Bertin Technologies (Instruments), a subsidiary of the CNIM Group, is a company you’ve probably never heard of; however, they boast some quite amazing statistics.
For example, although based in the Paris region, they have a presence in 50 countries worldwide, including 5 offices in 3 containments. Within their worksfored they employ over 300 engineers & technical experts looking after 60,000 items of equipment in operation all over the world. Through 60 years of refining their expertise in instrumentation they have built a portfolio of over 40 instruments and systems.
Their mission and aims, according to them, is that they ‘are committed to providing state-of-the-art sampling and measurement devices to meet the advanced needs of states and quality-driven industries. A global presence with a wide network of local partners’ and their ‘R&D teams also provide on-demand technology systems and turnkey integrated solutions to meet demanding environmental or industrial needs.’ Their ‘added value’ is that though their customer-centered organization, they are proud to sell spearhead instrumentation solutions that offer superior performances and up-to-date ergonomics.’
With nearly € 88 Million of turnover, and nearly 750 employees the group works in 4 major areas: Systems and Instrumentation, Consulting and Engineering, Information Technology, Pharma and biotechs. Examples of products that Bertin offer is the Tissue Homogenizer. Tissue homogenization involves giving scientists the ability to prepare any type of soft or hard tissue samples in seconds. The large range of lysing kits, based on different bead materials such as metal, ceramic, glass and garnet beads, make it suitable for multiple biological applications.
The CNIM group was founded in 1856 and is a French equipment manufacturer and industrial contractor operating on a worldwide basis. The Group supplies products and services to major public and private sector organizations, local authorities and national governments in the Environment, Energy, Defence, and high technology markets. Technological innovation is at the core of the equipment and services designed and manufactured by the Group. They contribute to the production of cleaner and more competitive energy, to limiting the environmental impacts of industrial activities, to making sensitive facilities and infrastructures safer and protecting individuals and nation states. CNIM is listed on the Euronext exchange in Paris. It relies on a stable family-based majority shareholding structure committed to its development. The Group employs 2,500 staff and had revenues of €539.9 million in 2016, 54.6% of which was from exports.