Increased demand for testing equipment

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Agilent Technologies' food-testing equipment is increasingly
becoming a driving force behind food companies in Asia, according
to a report in the Bangkok Post.

Agilent Technologies' food-testing equipment is increasingly becoming a driving force behind food companies in Asia, according to a report in the Bangkok Post.

A maker of communications and electronics components, as well as a provider of life-science and chemical analysis, the company supplies parts and equipment to many major food producers in the region.

After it was spun off from Hewlett Packard in 1999, the United States-based company performed strongly in its first two years of operation.

Although the global recession last year sharply reduced the company's revenue, the situation is now picking up, according to company officials.

This year, three of its key business chemical analysis - a field which is growing in importance within the Asian food industry - was expected to see double-digit growth.

Greater demand for chemical-free food has boosted demand for its testing services. The global market has become more strict on exported food, particularly chicken and shrimps from emerging markets like Thailand. Demand for such testing and monitoring devices is expected to grow greatly in the course of the next year.

Agilent has branches in 40 countries and business in 120. It has 37,000 staff and posted $8.4 billion (€8.27bn) in revenue last year.

Agilent Technologies' food-testing equipment is increasingly becoming a driving force behind food companies in Asia, according to a report in the Bangkok Post.

A maker of communications and electronics components, as well as a provider of life-science and chemical analysis, the company supplies parts and equipment to many major food producers in the region.

After it was spun off from Hewlett Packard in 1999, the United States-based company performed strongly in its first two years of operation.

Although the global recession last year sharply reduced the company's revenue, the situation is now picking up, according to company officials.

This year, three of its key business chemical analysis - a field which is growing in importance within the Asian food industry - was expected to see double-digit growth.

Greater demand for chemical-free food has boosted demand for its testing services. The global market has become more strict on exported food, particularly chicken and shrimps from emerging markets like Thailand. Demand for such testing and monitoring devices is expected to grow greatly in the course of the next year.

Agilent has branches in 40 countries and business in 120. It has 37,000 staff and posted $8.4 billion (€8.27bn) in revenue last year.

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