In the spring of 1998, YXLON International X-Ray GmbH was founded as a result of a management buy-out and the merger of Philips Industrial X-Ray GmbH and ANDREX ApS.
YXLON International became the world’s leading provider of X-ray testing equipment for industrial applications. ANDREX ApS changed their name to YXLON International A/S.
In 1999, YXLON took over Philips' activities in Japan in the field of industrial X-raying. The firm YXLON International KK was founded in Tokyo. YXLON also strengthened its position further in the Asian region by opening two sales offices in China in 2002 and 2003.