Avantes’ worldwide headquarters is based in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. It all literally started in a garage and nowadays we’re housed in state of the art, 2500m2 facilities. Around 60 people work here everyday to develop, build, sell and ship spectrometers, light sources, fiber optic cables and accessories for our valued customers. The building features space for seminars, conferences and one-on-one meetings with our customers. It’s located next to the A1 and the A50 freeways and easily accessible by public transportation.

Avantes is the leading manufacturer of fiber optic spectroscopy instruments and systems with almost two decades of experience developing customer-defined spectrometer configurations. With a long history of consulting with clients across diverse industries and applications, Avantes is an experienced partner, equipped to guide customers who want a solution tailored to their application and research needs. By building best in class, spectrometers and providing second-to-none customer service, Avantes offers customers the peace of mind that the Avantes solutions they purchase will meet, and exceed, their expectations.

Avantes spectroscopy solutions facilitate measurements in the ultra-violet, visible and near-infrared wavelengths ranging from chemical composition and quantification to color measurement and radiometry. With an installed base of over 20,000 systems throughout the world and almost 20 years of experience in fiber optic spectroscopy, Avantes is equipped to meet the challenges presented by applications facing our customers. Avantes spectrometers, light sources and fiber optic sampling accessories provide the enabling technology for spectroscopy and material characterizations in these and many other industries:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals/Chemicals
  • Petroleum
  • Lighting
  • Biomedical Technologies
  • Metallurgy
  • Vacuum/Coating
  • Semiconductor
  • Gemology

Avantes serves our customers through a combination of direct and indirect sales and technical support personnel. Through our 2400 m2 headquarters in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands and direct offices in Colorado, USA and Beijing, China, our Sales Engineers work closely with our customers to better understand their applications and recommend appropriate solutions. Avantes also has an extensive network of 46 distributors in 35 countries who are well-trained in the configuration and usage of Avantes spectroscopy solutions. Avantes administrative and production organizations are based in the Netherlands where our employees are dedicated to quality workmanship and a relentless drive to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.

For OEM customers, Avantes believes in a partnership approach to tailor our solutions and manufacturing processes to meet the needs of the end use application. Avantes Sales Engineers follow a discovery process with our potential OEM partners to ensure our solution recommendation closely aligns with their needs. Upon reaching a consensus with our customers our team of engineers and support personnel works collaboratively to ensure successful integration and maximum interoperability.

Our mission statement

Avantes is the trendsetting, trusted leader in innovative, high quality and customer oriented optical instruments and solutions.

We achieve this through service-oriented thinking and acting, encouraging and motivating each-other with a positive critical and professional attitude of each Avantes employee.