Since 1997, Markes International has been at the forefront of innovation for enhancing the measurement of trace-level volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) by gas chromatography (GC).
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Our range of thermal desorption products, led by our flagship UNITY-xr™ and TD100-xr™ thermal desorbers, have for well over a decade set the benchmark in the field for quality and reliability. By lowering detection limits, and increasing the options open to the analyst, our thermal desorbers facilitate automation, and greatly extend the application range of GC. Our comprehensive portfolio of thermal desorption products also includes numerous sampling accessories, and the widest range of consumables on the market.
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In addition to our long-established reputation for thermal desorption, we also manufacture the BenchTOF™ range of time-of-flight mass spectrometers for GC, as well as associated software. Now with the unique capability to adjust the ionisation energy without the inconvenience of other soft ionisation techniques, our BenchTOF range exemplifies our approach to our entire business – developing solutions from the ground up that directly meet the challenges faced every day by analysts.
Our instruments are used in a range of VOC and SVOC monitoring scenarios, including environmental monitoring, homeland security, emissions from consumer products, and food analysis. They are also widely used in advanced research, such as petrochemical fingerprinting, breath sampling for disease diagnosis, and investigations into chemical ecology.
Our factory, technical centre and headquarters are at Llantrisant, near Cardiff, UK. In recent years, we have expanded our operations by setting up new offices and laboratory facilities in Germany (2013), California, USA (2015) and Shanghai, China (2017). In 2013 we became a company of the Schauenburg International Group.
In 2015, Markes International was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the ‘International Trade’ category. Again in 2019, Markes International was honoured to receive a double Queen's Award for Enterprise, this time in both the in the ‘International Trade’ and 'Innovation' categories, one of only 6 British companies to be recognised in two categories. Read more here.
In March 2018, the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade launched the Board of Trade Awards to recognise excellence in trade and investment. The Department for International Trade works with thousands of businesses, and our company has been identified as one that has demonstrated exceptional innovation, delivered prosperity for the UK, and championed free trade. This Award has been granted to us by the Department for International Trade and the UK Board of Trade as a mark of recognition for our contributions to trade and investment in the year 2018.
Markes is also proud to be a member of the British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA).