METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. In addition to a wide product array, we offer the most comprehensive range of services in our industry on a global level. With more than 8,000 employees, we generate annual sales of over USD 1 billion. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1997. Laboratories are a key market for us. METTLER TOLEDO instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. Our solutions apply to virtually every laboratory around the world. In fact, we are a global market leader with the three instrument groups most frequently used in the laboratory (balances, pipettes, and pH meters), and we are a pioneer in the field of Automated Chemistry. Our comprehensive industrial solutions cover the diverse steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers as served for the laboratory. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for the management of fresh food ranges from receiving and prepackaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals. METTLER TOLEDO products can all be networked and collect data at the item level. Our software assists customers with pricing and inventory management, and also provides valuable information for merchandising decisions.