About Us

What we do

For over 50 years Kratos Analytical has provided state-of-the-art spectrometers for both surface and biochemical  analysis and we are committed to continuing with development of leading technologies. As we approach our fifth decade Kratos Analytical is still dedicated to providing service, quality and customer satisfaction, and we believe that this specialist web area will help you find the information you need for your surface analytical applications.

Our technology

We are world leaders in the development and application of the XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) for the analysis of the surface properties of a wide range of materials that are more and more being found in everyday use.  Over the decades Kratos has been at the forefront of developing X-ray photoelectron spectrometers, data acquisition and processing software which is reviewed in a brief overview of the history of our products.

Also our MALDI (Matrix Associated Laser Desorption and Ionisation) mass spectrometry business is recognised to be at the forefront of its development and application as applied to the analysis of biomolecules and more recently to it’s introduction into an invitro-diagnostic role.

We are proud to develop and manufacture products in Manchester, while both business areas utilise the latest in high speed digital and analogue electronics as well as ion optics design methodologies and software development techniques to push the boundaries of the techniques and their applications.

Global Headquarters

Kratos Analytical has its headquaters in Manchester, UK and offices in the USA, Germany and Japan. We have a large network of agents and representatives throughout the world.

The Kratos Analytical Ltd is based in Manchester, UK, and prides itself on being highly innovative, responsive, and internationally focused. Its strengths lie in the quality of design, in the excellence of its products and in the commitment to partnerships with customers. This market-leading technology is backed by the skills and experience of a responsive, forward-looking workforce.

Shimadzu Corporation

Kratos Analytical Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shimadzu Corporation of Kyoto, Japan. Shimadzu Corporation is a multi-billion dollar supplier of a wide range of scientific and industrial products to world markets. Globally the Shimadzu corporation employs 7000 staff, it has a growing number of manufacturing facilities world wide including USA, The People’s Republic of China, Australia, the Philippines and the UK with sales and distribution outlets in almost all countries in the world.

Kratos Analytical Ltd is registered in England with company number 563161. Registered Offices Wharfside, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1GP, UK.