Markes International Ltd

Markes International Ltd

Markes International is a specialist manufacturer of instrumentation for detection of trace-level volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs). Markes has a well-deserved reputation for its application expertise in the field of thermal desorption, supplying a comprehensive range of instrumentation, sampling equipment and consumables that enhance the analytical capability of GC–MS. In addition, Markes has also gained recognition for its innovative, high-performance BenchTOF™ range of time-of-flight mass spectrometers for GC, and associated compound-identification software.

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Gwaun Elai Medi Science Campus , Llantrisant , RCT, South Wales CF72 8XL United Kingdom

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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
$10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US

Markes International Limited is a specialist manufacturer of analytical thermal desorption instrumentation and associated sampling equipment.  The company's comprehensive portfolio of products is designed to automate and enhance the measurement of trace level volatile and semi-volatile organic chemicals (VOCs and SVOCs) in real-world samples.

Key markets served by Markes technology include:

  • detection of trace-level chemical warfare agents - civil defence & agent destruction
  • environmental health and safety
  • materials emissions/content testing
  • food/flavour/fragrance/consumer products
  • specialist sampling equipment for trace level organic vapours

Whatever the application, we have a wealth of technical expertise and detailed applications support available online at this website, or by telephoning our highly trained staff.

Schauenburg International GmbH acquired a majority of the shareholding in Markes International (including ALMSCO International) in January 2013 to enhance the next stage of the company’s growth and help assure the long-term future of Markes as an independent company. At the same time, it strengthens Schauenburg’s position in the air monitoring field and strategically positions the group to take advantage of a high-growth sector of the analytical instrument business.

The Schauenburg International Group is a family-owned technology business with more than 30 sites worldwide. The focal points of the business are in electronic technologies, machinery and equipment, plastics processing, and engineering products. Recent years have seen the substantial growth of Schauenburg’s Electronic Technology Division, with products for improved safety in mining and tunnelling, environmental monitoring, and satellite technologies.