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Yxlon becomes Comet Yxlon

Reflects company’s innovation and enthusiasm for solving customer challenges

Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:00

(Yxlon: Hamburg, Germany) -- At this year’s Control trade show, the manufacturer of X-ray and CT inspection systems announced that it will change its name to Comet Yxlon, effective September 8, 2022. The new brand underscores Yxlon’s long-standing affiliation with Comet, a leading global innovative technology company focused on plasma and X-ray technology.

The fresh, modern design of the new Comet Yxlon brand reflects the company’s innovation and enthusiasm for solving customer challenges.

“The Comet Yxlon brand represents decades of X-ray expertise and a passion for making new things possible—in line with the motto ‘Led by experience. Driven by curiosity,’ says Kevin Crofton, CEO of Comet Group and interim president of Yxlon. “The rebranding strengthens our presence and reaffirms our importance with Comet Group.”

Yxlon’s entrepreneurial roots date back to the discovery of X-rays by W.C. Röntgen in 1895 and the manufacture of the first X-ray tube by C.H.F. Müller in 1896. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Yxlon International GmbH has been part of the Swiss listed parent company Comet Holding AG, which unites a leading global group of innovative technology businesses under its umbrella, since 2007.

About Yxlon

Yxlon International GmbH is a company of Comet Holding AG. It develops, manufactures, and markets high-end X-ray and CT system solutions for industrial environments—from R&D labs to production environments, with integrated services based on artificial intelligence and data analytics.

In the world of nondestructive testing, the Yxlon name is synonymous with quality and safety, whether in 2-D inspection or computed tomography, which provides three-dimensional insights into test parts, enabling, for example, the analysis of internal structures, dimensional measurements, or target/actual comparisons to CAD data. Compared to radiography, computed tomography provides not only a more accurate inspection assessment but also valuable information for the production process. Furthermore, the microfocus systems allow detailed insights into the finest structures and smallest components.

With headquarters in Hamburg and locations in Hudson (Ohio), San Jose (California), Yokohama, Beijing, Shanghai and Hsinshu (Taiwan), as well as representatives in more than 50 countries, Yxlon is on-site with its customers worldwide.

About Comet

Comet is a world-leading, innovative technology company focused on RF plasma control and X-ray technology. With its high-quality components and systems, it enables customers to make a growing contribution to a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable world of production, communication, and mobility.

Comet is headquartered in Flamatt, Switzerland, and is present in all world markets. Comet employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. Its three business units operate independently with their own management and know-how, and benefit from financing and support from the Group. In addition to production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Switzerland, and the United States, Comet has subsidiaries in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Comet (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Learn more here.


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