Introducing Our New Distributor in Europe

Posted on February 10, 2016 in News

Direct Electron is very pleased and excited to announce LOT-QuantumDesign as Direct Electron’s exclusive distributor throughout Europe. We have been seeking to establish local representation in Europe for some time, and have been extremely diligent in selecting the right company to uphold our high standards and give our customers in Europe the very best service and support in the industry. LOT-QD has established themselves as a premier provider of high-tech instrumentation, consumables, and services throughout Europe and we are confident that this new relationship will significantly benefit our fast-growing customer base in Europe.


For more than 40 years, LOT-QuantumDesign has been one of the leading European distributors of high-tech instrumentation and consumables for scientific, academic, and industrial research. Their product range comprises scientific light sources and optics, components, and systems for the life sciences, material characterization, cryotechnology, spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and imaging.

The LOT-QD group employs more than 140 highly-qualified staff across Europe. Their headquarters are located in Darmstadt, Germany, with additional offices located in France, England, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, and the BeNeLux. Together with their parent company Quantum Design International, Inc. and affiliated companies in the U.S., Asia, and South America, LOT-QD forms the only world-wide distribution network for high-technology instrumentation.

The headquarters location in Darmstadt features various application laboratories with a wide range of market-leading instruments for test measurements. As demonstration of their commitment to quality, they are ISO-9001 certified and they only offer products engineered to carefully controlled quality standards.

Twice a year, LOT-QD provides first-hand information in English on their latest products and applications in their print and online newsletter, Spectrum. They provide the same newsletter in German four times a year.

Their Website is