Yxlon becomes Comet Yxlon. At this year’s Control trade show, the manufacturer of X-ray and
CT inspection systems announced that it will change its name to Comet Yxlon, effective
September 8, 2022. The new brand underscores Yxlon’s long-standing affiliation with Comet, a
leading global innovative technology company focused on plasma and X-ray technology.
The fresh, modern design of the new Comet Yxlon brand reflects the company’s innovation and
enthusiasm for solving customer challenges.
“The Comet Yxlon brand represents decades of X-ray expertise and a passion for making new things
possible – in line with the motto “Led by experience. Driven by curiosity.” said Kevin Crofton, CEO of
Comet Group and interim president of Yxlon. “The rebranding strengthens our presence and reaffirms
our importance with Comet Group.”
Yxlon’s entrepreneurial roots date back to the discovery of X-rays by W.C. Röntgen in 1895 and the
manufacture of the first X-ray tube by C.H.F. Müller in 1896. Based in Hamburg, YXLON International
GmbH has been part of the Swiss listed parent company Comet Holding AG, which unites a leading
global group of innovative technology businesses under its umbrella, since 2007.