X-Rite

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X-Rite, Inc.
Subsidiary
Founded 1958
Headquarters Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Parent Danaher Corporation
Subsidiaries X-Rite International, Inc. (Barbados)
X-Rite Holdings, Inc.
XR Ventures LLC
X-Rite GmbH (Germany)
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (Hong Kong)
X-Rite Ltd. (U.K.)
X-Rite MA, Incorporated
X-Rite Mediterranee SARL (France)
X-Rite Global, Inc.
X-Rite AG
Pantone, Inc.
Website www.xrite.com

X-Rite, Inc. is a manufacturer of color measurement and management solutions, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. It offers products serving a broad range of industries including:

  • Print & Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental
  • Food
  • Graphic Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Pharmaceutical / Nutritional Supplements
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Video and Displays

The company also creates products that regulate quality in the processing of film and x-rays.

History[edit]

X-rite ColorChecker Passport helps photographers get all the colors on their images real and find the right white balance.
  • 1958 X-Rite was incorporated by seven engineers from Lear Siegler
  • 1968 The company's first product, x-ray marking tape, was introduced
  • 1968 X-Rite debuted silver recovery equipment for radiographic film.
  • 1975 X-Rite introduced its first densitometer for photographic printing use.
  • 1986 X-Rite went public in 1986
  • 1987 X-Rite moved into a new headquarters and production facility in Grandville, Michigan.
  • 1990 X-Rite began to shift its emphasis to the field of color measurement.
  • 1996 A round of acquisitions started, with the purchase of H. Miller Graphic Arts of England.
  • 2001 Co-founder Ted Thompson retired.
  • 2001 Dental color matching systems were unveiled.[1]
  • 2006 X-Rite purchased Amazys, owners of Gretag–Macbeth and thereby the Munsell products.[2]
  • 2007 X-Rite completed acquisition of Pantone, Inc.[3] in October
  • 2012 Danaher Corporation completed its acquisition of X-Rite[4] On May 12
  • 2013 X-Rite enters a partnership with Color Confidence to create X-Rite Photo Europe[5] On July 3

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • X-Rite International, Inc. (Barbados)
  • X-Rite Holdings, Inc.
  • XR Ventures LLC
  • X-Rite GmbH (Germany)
  • X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (Hong Kong)
  • X-Rite Ltd. (U.K.)
  • X-Rite MA, Incorporated
  • X-Rite Mediterranee SARL (France)
  • X-Rite Global, Inc.
  • X-Rite AG
  • Pantone, Inc.

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