Analytical Instruments

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L.A. County Analytical Instruments At A Glance

  • Total employment: 31,500 (2010)

L.A. County Analytical Instruments Employer Breakdown:

  • More than 75% of this industry cluster is employed in the manufacture of sophisticated aerospace and aeronautical instrumentation.

Providing instrument for the Aerospace cluster, Analytical Instruments is a cluster with a high employment concentration, reflecting L.A. County’s regional strength and expertise in this segment.

In its supporting role to the aerospace cluster, Analytical Instruments employed 31,500 in Los Angeles County in 2010. More than 75% of this industry cluster is employed in the manufacturing of sophisticated aerospace and aeronautical instruments. Nearly 24,540 skilled labors have their expertise in Search/ Detection/ Navigational Instruments. With an average annual wage of $104,234, the high-skilled nature of occupations in the Analytical Instruments cluster command average annual wages almost double the county’s average.

The U.S. has witnessed a strong pattern of demand for analytical instruments and automation products in the past few years. L.A. County, in such a scenario, has played a leadership role in further strengthening the market potential. Renowned players of the industry has effectively seen boost in their revenue, marked by factors such as high investments, strict regulations & compliances, and product innovations. Though the economic slowdown impacted the market in 2009, the post-recession period is likely to bring L.A. increased spending from end-users in search detection/navigation, signal testing, control devices, industrial process variable instruments. By 2014, the U.S. analytical instruments market may reach US$ 7.3 Billion, and L.A. County welcomes industry players to utilize our existing advantages and R&D resources to propel innovation and success.

Among L.A. County’s analytical instruments providers, Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems, headquartered in El Segundo, is a leader in space and missile technology, producing instruments for airborne radar systems, precision guidance systems and intelligence and surveillance systems. Based in the City of Industry, Teledyne Analytical Instruments is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of gas and liquid analyzers for industrial, OEM, and medical applications.

Many of the world’s largest and most prestigious aerospace companies have headquarters or significant operations here. As the convergence of capital, expertise and innovation, L.A. County lays claim to a sizeable chunk of the analytical instruments marketplace.