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Leica Microsystems Introduces New Industrial Distribution in North and South Carolina Through Martin Microscope

Leica Microsystems
Posted on: 06 Oct 16

PR Newswire

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Oct. 6, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leica Microsystems, a technology leader with a 160-year history of providing best-in-class precision microscopy and digital micro-imaging solutions, announces a strategic expansion in its market representation in the states of South Carolina and North Carolina.

Martin Microscope Company of Easley, South Carolina will represent Leica industrial, materials research and forensics microscopy solutions exclusively in South Carolina.  They will also represent Leica's industrial imaging solutions in North Carolina on a non-exclusive basis. Martin Microscope will provide expert applications and technology support with the high level of responsiveness that Leica's valued customers and soon-to-be customers demand.

"Martin Microscope Company has recommended and sold new and used Leica and Leica legacy products (Wild, Leitz, American Optical) throughout our 70 year history," says Bobby Martin, Owner of Martin Microscope. "Our new collaboration with Leica Microsystems will significantly enhance our ability to provide the highest quality microscopes and imaging systems to our customers in the Carolinas, while providing the same high level of service and support for which we have always been known."

Martin Microscope Company was founded on July 4, 1946 by Bob Martin, and has a history of providing both Wild and Leitz microscopes (the foundation of the Leica Microsystems brand) dating back to 1950. During the past seven decades, Martin Microscope has developed a top-notch sales and service organization for the industrial quality control and failure analysis market. For additional information, visit

"We are very excited to join forces with Bobby Martin and Martin Microscope Company. Martin's sales and service organization has worked tirelessly over their past 70 years establishing a long list of satisfied and loyal customers. Martin Microscope will expand our presence in the Carolinas and allow us to provide an even higher level of service and support to our customers," said Lon Nelson, Director of Sales, Microscopy for Leica Microsystems Inc.

For questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Lon Nelson at 224-628-2467 or

About Martin Microscope Company
They are a leading distributor of microscopes and imaging equipment, in the microscopy business for seventy years! Their large inventory of new and used microscopes and accessories, combined with their own innovative products, enable them to provide the best combination of quality and affordability to their customers.

About Leica Microsystems
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of micro and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. The company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.

Leica Microsystems has seven major manufacturing plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.


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Last updated on: 06/10/2016

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