MILFORD, MA (May 14, 2019) — KPM Analytics announced today that it has acquired Sightline Process Control, Inc, a company specializing in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems that improve product quality, increase line productivity and reduce operating costs across the food production process.
This is KPM’s fifth acquisition since its inception in late 2015.
“Sightline joins the KPM team of food experts at Unity Scientific, AMS Alliance, Process Sensors Corporation (PSC), and CHOPIN Technologies– the perfect complement particularly for our CHOPIN and PSC businesses as we now have a broader offering for our customers in the food industry,” commented Chris McIntire, CEO of KPM Analytics. “Sightline provides imaging techniques for food customers such as bakery, snack food, meat & poultry plus many others. We are very excited to have them part of our portfolio. The combination of all five strong, well-regarded brands further positions KPM Analytics as a key provider in the global food analytics and processing space.”
“We look forward to being part of KPM Analytics, it is a great opportunity for all of us.” says Sightline CEO John Lawrence. “Continuing to offer innovative solutions to our customers now backed by the strength of the KPM organization will only add value to what we can offer to our customers.”
Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with sales and service in Europe, the business will continue to operate from its HQ in Ottawa with Lawrence as CEO.
About AMS Alliance
AMS Alliance is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and seller of a wide variety of instrumentation and systems that automate complex analysis for research & development, diagnostics, process monitoring and quality control in food, environmental, healthcare & medical, and agriculture applications. Backed by close to 30 years of analytical expertise, the AMS Alliance team serves global customers from locations in Italy, France and the USA. www.amsalliance.com/.
About CHOPIN Technologies
Headquartered in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France, the CHOPIN Technologies products focus on compositional and functional analysis in cereals, flours, and their derivatives. CHOPIN Technologies products provide exceptional results and are used across the globe to ensure operational specifications, regulatory compliance and quality standards are met. CHOPIN Technologies has additional offices in Milford, MA, USA and Beijing, China. For more information, visit www.chopin.fr.
About Process Sensors Corporation (PSC)
PSC’s instrumentation provides accurate and reliable moisture and temperature measurement for quality control of manufacturing processes such as food, wood and paper products, tobacco as well as pharmaceuticals and plastics. An industry leading supplier of NIR and IR technology, PSC is in Milford, MA, USA with sales offices in Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA; Corby, UK; and Warsaw, Poland. To learn more, visit www.processsensors.com.
About Unity Scientific
With industry-leading expertise in near infrared (NIR) technology, Unity Scientific products are used for quality control applications within production processes and laboratory environments. Unity’s premium analytical instrumentation serves a wide range of end markets such as food & dairy, agriculture and environmental. Headquarters are in Milford, MA, USA with additional offices in Weiler Bei Bingen, Germany. To learn more, visit www.unityscientific.com.
About KPM Analytics
The operating companies that make up KPM Analytics have come together because of their industry-leading application expertise in the food, agriculture and environmental sectors. Unity Scientific, Process Sensors Corporation, CHOPIN Technologies and most recently AMS Alliance are all recognized for deep application knowledge and superior support. The companies now stand as a strategic group with a common passion for providing solutions and solving our customer’s most challenging problems. Through this united approach, our customers big and small will be better served with a broader, more robust scientific instrumentation offering supported by a global network. Visit www.kpmanalytics.com to learn more.
Media contact: Laura Brockway
Sightline Process Control designs and manufactures a variety of 3D/color inspection and automation solutions that provide real-time product quality and production data, while reducing operating costs through labor reduction and process improvements.
All of our solutions leverage off our powerful 2D/3D/color vision systems, that provide over 50 size, shape and color measurements for every manufactured object up to 150 objects per second. Our vision systems can also incorporate seal inspection, label inspection, OCR, bottom scanning and thermal imaging to ensure the quality of packaged products and printed labels.
Visualizing a new standard for quality with the world’s largest wholesale manufacturers. We have extensive experience in a wide range of customer products, factory environments and imaging techniques.
Virtually any food product can be measured using Sightline’s 2D/3D/color imaging technology, either directly during the production process (Over-Line / In-Line) or using a Benchtop Inspection System (Off-Line). So, wether you’re producing buns, bread, baked goods, tortillas, flatbread, pizza, cookies or crackers; or other food products such as poultry, bacon, cheese or eggs, Sightline has an automated inspection solution for you.