Celebrating over 35 years.
Quality Instrumentation for the Life Sciences

Redefining the Boundaries of Life Science Research since 1984.

Since 1984, PP Systems has been supplying quality, rugged, and reliable instrumentation to customers throughout the world for high-level research.  Today we are a global leader in the design and manufacture of instrumentation for measurement of photosynthesis, soil respiration, chlorophyll fluorescence, and CO2/H2O gas analysis.  Our customers come from a wide variety of scientific disciplines including agronomy, horticulture, biology, botany, crop and soil sciences, forestry, ecology, meteorology, oceanography, and plant physiology to name a few and our highly referenced instruments are used in more than 100 countries.

How it all began…

PP Systems was established in 1984 by Dr. Keith J. Parkinson, whose work on the measurement of photosynthesis at Rothamsted Experimental Station led to the development of one of the first portable photosynthesis systems ever produced.

In 1993, PP Systems, Inc. was established in the United States to focus on sales and support for all North American customers.  Over the last 35+ years, we have developed into a highly specialized team of technical experts in the design and manufacture of a wide range of scientific instrumentation including the popular CIRAS series of Portable Photosynthesis Systems, CO2 and H2O gas analyzers, vegetation, and remote sensing instrumentation.

Today, all business operations are handled through our U.S. headquarters which features our comprehensive design and development facility, service, production, and full calibration and testing capability. Each instrument must meet PP Systems’ strict quality control/assurance protocols before it can leave the facility.  PP Systems is based in the Boston North Technology Park (BNTP) which is located in Amesbury, MA (USA) which is a short 40-minute drive from Boston.

Customer Support

We value our customers and understand the critical importance of timely support when it’s needed. All customers receive direct technical support from our U.S. headquarters as well as through an extensive network of factory-trained distributors. As a small company, we are able to offer our customers the individual technical support they require.  If you have an instrument in need of repair or have technical questions, please contact our service manager.

All equipment manufactured by PP Systems is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of invoice against manufacturing faults and defective materials/components, parts, and labor included. This guarantee does not cover misuse or damage caused due to unauthorized repair. We reserve the right to charge for customs clearance and return shipping/insurance if appropriate. For repairs beyond the warranty period, please contact us directly.

Working Together

In many cases, we are able to customize system hardware or software to meet specific user requirements. We also offer the use of our facilities for the development and production of equipment. If you have an idea for an instrument, we can assist you in bringing your vision to reality.

Proud Partner

In addition to our own manufactured products, our U.S. company is also the longtime, proud distributor for Hansatech Instruments, Gill Instruments, and bbe Moldaenke.