FOSS develops and produces analytical instruments that improve our customer’s production efficiency, product quality and profitability.
FOSS is the leading provider of dedicated analytical solutions to the:
- Agricultural industry
- Food industry
- Chemical industry
- Pharmaceutical industry
With our accurate and user-friendly analytical instruments, FOSS customers can improve profitability by:
- Saving time in the production process
- Utilising raw materials more efficiently
- Producing consistently high quality products
- Optimising food safety
FOSS was founded in 1956 as N. Foss Electric A/S by Nils Foss. His business plan was to automate otherwise time-consuming analytical methods by offering a fast and cost efficient method of analysis – a principle that still holds true today. The first instruments were developed to test moisture in grain. These were followed by analytical solutions for the dairy industry – a major business area for FOSS alongside a growing range of other application areas.
In 1997, FOSS acquired Perstorp Analytical AB, which included Tecator AB and NIRSystems Inc. This added substantial strength in reference analysis methods and in grain, flour, feed, beer and the pharmaceutical segments.
Read the book "The Courage of Conviction" by Nils Foss
This book about Nils Foss’ formative years and career offers a fascinating snapshot of recent Danish and European history since the Second World War, the subsequent rebuilding, renewal and reconciliation up to the present-day world with all its new possibilities and problems.
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