ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL), a leading Life Science and High Technology Company, today announced the signing of an agreement with Goodfellow Cambridge, Ltd., a leading international supplier of metals and materials for research and industry, to market and distribute Goodfellow's portfolio of materials which includes metals, alloys and ceramics. The agreement expands the availability of Goodfellow's products to new regions worldwide through the Aldrich ® Materials Science initiative.
Under the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will immediately begin distribution of more than 10,000 Goodfellow products, many of which are exclusive to Goodfellow. The offer will expand to include Goodfellow's entire portfolio of 70,000 products within the coming months. Applications of the materials include medical devices, advanced electronics, electromagnetic shielding, x-ray technology, alternative energy and many other scientific and industrial areas.
According to Bryce P. Nelson, Initiative Lead for Aldrich Materials Science, "The addition of the Goodfellow portfolio expands Sigma-Aldrich's robust family of products for engineers and materials scientists. These products complement our current metals and ceramics offering and are aligned with our strategic focus areas."
"Sigma-Aldrich is the global leader in providing materials to the research market," said Stephen Aldersley, Managing Director of Goodfellow. "With operations in nearly forty countries, Sigma-Aldrich can provide researchers global access to our portfolio of products. Improved availability of metals, alloys, ceramics and materials in general to researchers worldwide can enable continued growth in very important research areas."Under the terms of the agreement, Aldrich Materials Science can market and distribute the materials immediately in most geographies, with all products available globally beginning in April 2015. About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes more than 200,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units - Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial - Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 37 countries, has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.6 billion in 2012. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at www.sigma- aldrich.com. Sigma- Aldrich and Aldrich are registered trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC. SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich Corporation