Pro-Lite acquires light measurement supplier SphereOptics GmbH

Pro-Lite Technology has acquired a majority of the shares in SphereOptics GmbH, effective April 1. Pro-Lite will focus on growing its light measurement business in the German, German-speaking, and Eastern European markets.

Apr 13th, 2011

Pro-Lite Technology (Cranfield, UK) has acquired a majority of shares in SphereOptics GmbH (Uhldingen, Germany), effective April 1. With the acquisition of SphereOptics, Pro-Lite will focus on growing its light measurement business in the German, German-speaking, and Eastern European markets.

Pro-Lite is a supplier of specialist equipment and services with a technical focus on instruments for measuring light and the optical properties of materials; lasers and related equipment; opto-mechanics and positioning equipment; and optics and optical materials. Formed in 2002, Pro-Lite distributes the light measurement products made by Labsphere, Radiant Imaging, Ocean Optics, and Konica Minolta in the UK and Ireland.

SphereOptics specializes in light measurement, and NIR spectroscopic and hyperspectral instrumentation, as well as diffuse reflectance materials and optical standards. Formed in 2003, SphereOptics distributes the products made by Labsphere, Radiant Imaging, ASD, and Headwall Photonics.

SphereOptics was originally the German sister of American company SphereOptics LLC. SphereOptics LLC was acquired by Labsphere (North Sutton, NH, USA) in 2010, which resulted in SphereOptics GmbH distributing the integrating sphere and light measurement products of the combined Labsphere/SphereOptics. SphereOptics’ Christina Boehme will continue to serve as General Manager and minority shareholder under Pro-Lite’s ownership.

SOURCE: Pro-Lite

--Posted by Vision Systems Design

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