Perten has been a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments to the agricultural industries. We serve some of the largest companies as well as smaller specialized operations and the research institutes which support the industry. Today Perten is a part of PerkinElmer. We are present in just about every part of the world, about 100 countries. In some countries we serve you through our own companies, whereas in others we serve you through local distributors. Where ever you are, we are close to you. The distributors are a part of the Perten team, and we have a close cooperation with all of them. Some of them have worked with us for more than 20 years, and have become valued friends. They are as committed to helping you as we are, and just as knowledgeable. All of us are “Specialists in quality control of grain, flour, food and feed”.
That is what we are, and what we have been since 1962, when Harald Perten founded Perten Instruments. The basis for the company was the innovation of the Falling Number method, and we have continued to innovate ever since.
Harald Perten’s vision was to help customers improve their product quality, by providing them with analytical methods that were affordable and easy to use and interpret. That is still a corner stone in our business.
Perten Instruments has always been an active participant in the industry. One side of this is the work we do together with organizations such as ICC, AACC, IAOM and the US Department of Agriculture. Another side is our involvement in our customers’ business. The relationships between our customers and us are often very long, and we would like to think that the reason is that we are always there for them when they need us. Most of our product development is driven by needs from co-operating customers. Our sales and service people are very dedicated and take a personal responsibility in helping you, our customer.
Equally important are the people you don’t see. The Perten employees who work hard developing new products or making sure that deliveries are shipped on time. All are highly qualified, and more than half of us have university degrees in fields such as cereal chemistry, agronomy, spectroscopy or engineering. This makes us capable of developing and delivering analytical equipment which employs cutting edge technology at the same time as it is rugged, fit for purpose and easy to use. And as we invest a significant portion of our turnover in product development, we are able to introduce new products at a high pace.