With the recently introduced DUMATHERM® CN C. Gerhardt extends the product range for combustion analysis with a device capable to determine C and N simultaneously.
Our partner in Greece Active Lab successfully sold and installed the first unit in Europe to the "American Farm School" in Thessaloniki. As an international recognized, independent, non-profit educational institution, the American Farm School has a strong focus on a practical and sustainable education about agricultural and food technology subjects of their students. This also includes that they run their own farm on the campus. Thus the customer has a modern laboratory and required a device to perform the determination of protein with the option to additionally determine C contents in their soil and plant samples.
Following a presentation about Kjeldahl and Dumas as global reference methods and the corresponding C. Gerhardt devices, Active Lab successfully convinced the customer with the advantages of DUMATHERM® CN against several competitors and their devices. Combined with the benefits of Active Lab as a reliable service partner and an application expert with many satisfied customers it was an easy choice for the American Farm School. The key success factors were:
- high availability of consumables
- authorized local service partner / well trained service staff
- easy to handle device
- fast results of the analysis
- expertise of the manufacturer
About American Farm School: Founded in 1904 the American Farm School established a high reputation in the education of life science, food technology, agriculture and management of natural resources. The College has strong ties to the region around Thessaloniki and als sells the own produced farm products to local customer and supermarkets, e.g. milk, Omega-3 egg, traditional greek pasta, Xinomavro red varietal wine, etc. With its ethos of service, innovative approaches to eductation, impressive graduates and more than one hundred years of uninterrupted operation in its host country, the American Farm School is considered a catalyst for constructive change in the region. (Source: American Farm School)