O.I.Corporation, dba OI Analytical, provides innovative products used for chemical analysis. We develop, manufacture, sell, and service analytical instruments that detect, measure, analyze, and monitor chemicals in liquids, solids, and gases. We also provide products used to digest, extract, and separate components of chemical mixtures.
OI Analytical designs and manufactures instrumentation for chemical analysis. Data from our analytical instruments serve as the basis for informed decisions affecting human health and safety, environmental protection, industrial operations, and product quality.
Our company vision is Opportunity through Innovation®. We strive to provide innovative products and services that enable our customers to pursue new opportunities and tackle challenging problems in diverse fields of science and industry.
The company was first organized in 1963 and entered the analytical instrument business in 1969. On October 31, 2011 OI Analytical became a Xylem brand and operates as part of the Xylem Analytics business unit. OI Analytical is located in College Station, Texas. A second facility producing GC-based air monitoring systems and mass spectrometry instruments is based in Birmingham, Alabama. OI Analytical is an ISO-9001 certified organization that operates under a Quality Management System (QMS) to continuously improve the quality of our products, services, and business processes.
O.I. Corporation ('OI') was organized in 1963 in accordance with the Business Corporation Act of the State of Oklahoma under the name Clinical Development Corporation (CDC), a building contractor for medical and research enterprises. In 1969, CDC changed its name to Oceanography International Corporation ('OIC') and moved its headquarters to College Station where it changed its focus to oceanography equipment. This led to OIC's production of water-quality measurement instrumentation, as oceanography equipment sales declined. In 1969, O.I. Corporation developed the Company's first TOC analyzer. Since that time, the Company has become recognized worldwide as a provider of quality analytical instrumentation. The Company changed its name to O.I. Corporation in 1980.
The Company acquired ALPKEM in 1992, Floyd Associates in 1994, CMS Research Corporation in 1994, Laboratory Automation, Inc. in 1995, and General Analysis Corporation in 1999. CMS Research Corporation continues to operate in Birmingham, Alabama as a wholly-owned subsidiary of O.I. Corporation. O.I. Corporation was acquired by ITT Corporation in November of 2010.
On October 31, 2011, Xylem completed its spinoff from ITT Corporation, and began a new chapter as a leading global water technology company with operations in more than 150 countries; a passionate, talented, and experienced workforce; well-known industry-leading brands and water solution products, global 2010 revenues of $3.2 billion, and a shared commitment to making a difference in communities around the world.
Xylem is comprised of four business units —- Water Solutions, Flow Control, Analytics and Residential and Commercial Water. These four units are interconnected to one another, anticipating and reflecting the evolving needs and sharing their applications expertise to cover every stage of the water cycle.
O.I. Corporation does business worldwide as OI Analytical and designs, manufactures, markets, and supports analytical instruments used for sample preparation, detection, and measurement of chemical compounds. The Company provides the highest quality instruments available at the best value to its customers. OI’s products are supported by an ever-increasing network of field sales, service, and applications personnel. The Company's products are sold worldwide by direct sales, independent representatives, and distributors.
OI Analytical is part of Xylem Analytics and a leading provider of water measurement solutions.
Xylem Analytics’ global brands have been leaders in the water and laboratory instrumentation market for decades, and are relied upon every day across more than 150 countries. Working in true partnership with our clients, we listen, learn and adapt to individual needs, offering deep application expertise built upon our long history of innovation in instruments and services. Our solutions for analysis, measurement and monitoring help enable many of today’s environmental monitoring, modern laboratories and industrial processes, and provide our customers the trusted and high performing solutions they need to succeed.
Xylem Analytics is part of Xylem Inc., a global company focused on solving the world’s most challenging and fundamental water issues. As accurate analysis is crucial to the water industry, Xylem Analytics taps its diverse product brands for leadership in that field and beyond, providing the best laboratory and field monitoring instrumentation across a wide variety of industries.