23 Jan 2012
The deal boosts the Nordic presence of AMS and creates the largest pan-European consultancy for optics, power and thermal management.
The deal brings Azpect's support network and Nordic focus into AMS Technologies, the German-headquartered distributor of products for optical technologies, thermal management, and power. It also creates what AMS describes as the largest largest pan-European consultancy and solution provider for those three industrial sectors.
"Azpect joining the AMS Technologies team is a great benefit for our customers," said AMS CEO Jan Meise. "Our combined expertise coupled with our strong supplier base will provide a great value proposition to our pan-European customer base."
AMS already maintains a sales office in Norway, along with others located in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK. It supplies optical components such as diode- and fiber lasers along with LEDs and broadband light sources, and serves markets including deposition equipment for thin-film PV manufacture, turnkey systems for organic PV, and OLED display and lighting. It also distributes optical inspection systems for defect detection, quality control and film thickness monitoring, along with laser and mechanical scribers for thin-film structuring.
Azpect Photonics is based in Sweden, serving that country along with Finland, Denmark and Norway. It supplies photonics components and systems from Newport, Spectra-Physics and Fianium, amongst others.
Anders Frisk, founder of Azpect Photonics, commented that "Our Nordic team is very excited to be part of AMS's pan-European network. Expanding our technology offering will enable us to create innovative solutions for our research and scientific as well as OEM customers."