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Leica Microsystems Announces a Change in Dealer Operations in North America in the state of Florida


BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leica Microsystems, a technology leader in microscope and image analysis solutions, announces a strategic transition in its market representation for industrial, forensic, and educational microscopy and imaging sales and service in Florida.

Effective November 3, 2012, Leica Microsystems' industrial and microscopy customers should contact Vashaw Scientific for all sales and service related issues in Florida. As of the effective date, Micro Optics of Florida will no longer be representing Leica Microsystems as a regional dealer.

Leica Microsystems dealer Vashaw Scientific delivers a strong presence and responsiveness to this important region of the U.S., offering high-level, professional expertise, and quality products and services to Leica's valued customers. 

Contact information:

Vashaw Scientific, Inc.

3125 Medlock Bridge Road, Norcross, GA 30071

Phone: 800.241.5939  Fax: 770.441.7837

Vashaw Scientific, Inc. has been in business since 1978 providing traditional and custom optical and imaging solutions to the Industrial and Scientific communities. Their staff includes knowledgeable scientists, engineers and business people, with over 100+ collective years of experience. The diverse staff is a reflection of Leica's customer base, serving Educational, Forensics, Scientific Institutions, Manufacturing, and Microtechnology specialties.

"We look forward to working more closely with our customers in Florida to provide customized, advanced imaging systems for their industrial instrumentation requirements," says Tom Chowaniec, Vice President, Sales, North American Industry Division.

Vashaw has been the regional dealer for Leica Microsystems since their beginning, and are proud of their broad portfolio of additional prestigious manufacturers. This uniquely qualifies Vashaw to solve customer requirements with the appropriate solutions. Their service center is staffed with experienced, factory-trained engineers who provide dedicated customer support including routine maintenance through complete rebuilds. They have expertise in designing customized solutions for researchers and manufacturers. Vashaw Scientific strives to exceed customer's expectations and is synonymous with quality and innovation.

About Leica Microsystems:

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company's history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.

Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems' tradition of innovation, which draws on users' ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division and Medical Division.

The company is represented in over 100 countries with 6 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries, sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.


SOURCE Leica Microsystems