METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of precision instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company has strong worldwide leadership positions. A significant majority of our instrument sales are in segments in which we are the global leader. In addition to a broad product offering, we have one of the largest global sales and service organizations among precision instrument companies.
We focus on the high value-added segments of our markets by providing innovative instruments that often integrate various technologies including application- specific solutions for customers. We design our instruments not only to gather valuable data but also to facilitate the processing and transfer of this data into customers' management information systems.
METTLER TOLEDO is geographically diversified with sales in 2009 derived 41% from Europe, 35% from the Americas and 24% from Asia and other countries. The Company has an extensive global sales and service organizations with approximately 5,300 or more than one-half of our employees providing sales and service in 35 countries. The Company has a manufacturing presence in Europe, the United States and China.