X-Rite, Inc. is an American manufacturer of color measurement and management products, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

X-Rite, Inc.
ParentDanaher Corporation
SubsidiariesX-Rite International, Inc. (Barbados)
X-Rite Holdings, Inc.
XR Ventures LLC
X-Rite GmbH (Germany)
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (Hong Kong)
X-Rite Ltd. (U.K.)
X-Rite MA, Incorporated
X-Rite Mediterranee SARL (France)
X-Rite Global, Inc.
X-Rite AG
Pantone, Inc.

The company also creates products that regulate quality in the processing of film and x-rays.

History Edit

X-rite ColorChecker Passport helps photographers get all the colors on their images real and find the right white balance.

The firm was incorporated in 1958 by seven engineers from Lear Siegler. Its first product, x-ray marking tape, was introduced in 1968 and is the basis of the company name. In 1975, it introduced its first densitometer for photographic printing use.

The firm went public in 1986, and in 1987 moved into a new headquarters and production facility in Grandville, Michigan.

By 1990, the firm shifted emphasis to the field of color measurement. In 1966 it purchased H. Miller Graphic Arts of England; in 2006 it purchased Amazys, owners of Gretag–Macbeth and thereby the Munsell products;[1] in 2007 it acquired Pantone, Inc.[2]

In 2012 the firm was acquired by Danaher Corporation.[3]

Subsidiaries Edit

  • Munsell Color
  • Pantone, Inc.
  • X-Rite AG
  • X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (Hong Kong)
  • X-Rite Global, Inc.
  • X-Rite GmbH (Germany)
  • X-Rite Holdings, Inc.
  • X-Rite International, Inc. (Barbados)
  • X-Rite Ltd. (U.K.)
  • X-Rite MA, Incorporated
  • X-Rite Mediterranee SARL (France)
  • XR Ventures LLC

References Edit

  1. ^ "X-Rite Announces Preliminary Final Results Of Its Offer For All Registered Shares Of Amazys Holding AG" press release.
  2. ^ "X-Rite to Acquire Pantone, Inc. Extending Reach in the Color Industry" October 2007 press release.
  3. ^ "Danaher Corporation Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Shares of X-Rite, Incorporated". Reuters. May 15, 2012. Archived from the original on May 18, 2012.

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