Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. manufactures and markets precision instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and currently employs 16,000 full-time employees. The firm operates through five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. The firm manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics and food retailing applications. The firm is also a provider of analytical instruments for use in life science, reaction engineering and real-time analytic systems used in drug and chemical compound development, and process analytics instruments used for in-line measurement in production processes. In addition, the Company is also a supplier of end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging for food, pharmaceutical and other industries. The firm serves food and beverage producers; food retailers; chemical, specialty chemicals and cosmetics companies, and the transportation and logistics industry, among others.