Metkon Instruments Inc. introduces Vashaw Scientific Inc. as a New Southeast US Distributor

Metkon Logo for website bannerMarch 30, 2015 – Lake Forest, IL

Metkon Instruments Inc. from Bursa, Turkey a leading manufacturer of scientific instruments for advanced materials analysis, sample preparation, quality control, and testing applications introduced today Vashaw Scientific from Atlanta, GA as a new value-added exclusive distributor in Southeast US.

“As the worldwide demand for Metkon’ s products and services increases, it’s indispensable to work with specialized industry partners that offer comprehensive services from application assistance, laboratory sample preparation to after-sales support to our mutual customers. With more than 100 years of collective professional experience and proven history as a provider of traditional and custom optical and imaging solutions to the industrial and scientific communities in the region Vashaw Scientific is an ideal distribution partner to expand the reach of Metkon brand according to our business model” stated Serdar Yavuz,  Metkon’ s managing Director.

“We are welcoming Vashaw Scientific to our new region sales strategy and partner program and look forward to working with them” add Yolanda A Escalante, Metkon Area Sales and Business Development Manager, Americas.

Providing complete affordable solutions and added value services for advanced materials analysis has become critical to end users in need of high performance and quality products and Metkon’ s proposal address both of these needs.

“Joining Metkon’ s partner program not only increases our product offerings but it extends the commitment we made to our customers to offer them complete solutions, something we continually strive to do,” said Timothy Schoen, Vashaw Scientific VP. Metkon’ s emerge as a simpler, flexible and quality alternative sample preparation manufacturer than other options in the marketplace.  We are excited to be a part of the Metkon partner program and look forward to a successful partnership.”

About Metkon Instruments, Inc.

Metkon provides total preparation solutions to the worldwide metallography, petrography, and spectroscopy markets.  Its product line includes a wide variety of equipment, consumables, and accessories, from manual and automatic cutting machines to image analysis systems.

Metkon manufactures most of its products’ components in house, allowing strict control over the entire manufacturing process in accordance with the quality standards of ISO-9001-2008 and CE marking. Metkon is a proud member and benefactor of IMS/ASM and supplier of quality products to a variety of worldwide customers including: Hitachi, Honda, Bodycote, Holcim, Bosch, GKN, Linamar, Mercedes Benz, Motorola, SKF, Sony, Toyota, Yamaha, Oxford University and others.

Metkon is based in Bursa, Turkey with a business office in US at Lake Forest, Illinois. For more information, visit and

About Vashaw Scientific, Inc.

Vashaw has been in business since 1978 providing traditional and custom optical and imaging solutions to the Industrial and Scientific communities. Its staff includes knowledgeable scientists, engineers and business people, with over 100 years of collective experience. Its diverse staff is a reflection of its customer base, as the company serves Educational, Forensics, Scientific Institutions, Manufacturing, and Material Science specialties. Providing its customers with value-added “Beyond and above Distribution” services, the company backs every product it sells with a rigorous in-house testing program and highly trained customer support team.

Vashaw is based in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit