Opto acquires Alliance Vision
Gräfelfing, Germany-based Opto GmbH has acquired a majority shareholding of Alliance Vision, which is located in Montelimar, France, retroactive to January 1, 2014.
The acquisition will strengthen Opto’s market position in France in the field of standard optomechanical components, while bringing on added expertise to Opto and its subsidiary companies. Opto France, an existing company, will continue to focus on OEM solutions under the management of Patrick Trannois.
Markus Riedi, CEO of Opto, becomes CEO of Alliance Vision, while Frédéric Nicaise remains responsible for local day to day operations, with a focus on sales and business development activities within France. (Both pictured above.)
"This acquisition brings us closer to our target customers in the important French market; both with our machine vision lenses and our OEM and embedded micro-imaging capability. With the foundation of Opto France in 2008, and Opto UK Ltd in 2009, this acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to meeting the demands of our local customer base with corresponding local expertise," said Riedi.
He added, "Alliance Vision is a well-established, leading provider of machine vision components with a rapidly expanding customer base. We are delighted to welcome Frederic and his experienced team into the Opto family."
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