Carbolite GmbH, the German sales organization of the British company Carbolite Ltd., and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen GmbH merged to form a new company, Carbolite-Gero GmbH & Co. KG.

The merger has given rise to the availability of Gero high-temperature and vacuum furnace systems in North America. Gero furnaces, specialized for heat-treatment applications up to 3000°C (5432°F) and for vacuum and other modified atmospheres, are commonly used in Europe by companies in the aerospace, chemical, energy and advanced materials sectors. As a result of the merger, Verder Scientific Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Verder Scientific under which Carbolite Gero operates, now offers Retsch, Carbolite and Carbolite Gero equipment with fully trained product managers to address any and all inquiries.