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ULO Optics aquires Laser Beam Products

14 Sep 2017

UK infrared optics developer expands with acquisition of specialist mirror maker.

Infrared optics manufacturer ULO Optics, Stevenage, UK, has purchased Laser Beam Products, based in nearby Biggleswade. Financial details were mot released but ULO stated that the deal is a continuation of its plans to “grow through diversification”.

ULO now has two manufacturing sites within the UK; the new site in Biggleswade, 20km north of Stevenage, will now operate as LBP Optics.

ULO Optics has been developing and making CO2 laser optics, and mid-IR optics for thermal imaging and sensing since 1982. With a drive to make sophisticated beam delivery equipment more affordable without compromising quality, the company also manufactures a range of CO2 and 1µm fiber-compatible beam delivery systems.

Industrial and scientific laser market

LBP Optics itself has 27 years’ experience of designing and manufacturing a range of chemically-polished metal mirrors for use in the industrial and scientific laser marketplace. Their mirrors are used in applications from CO2 and fiber laser cutting and welding, through to medical and dental lasers, gas sensing and spectroscopy.

Paul Maclennan, Director of ULO Optics, commented, “Combining the expertise and manufacturing capabilities of the two businesses was an easy decision. We have worked closely together for many years and could clearly see the benefits for us and our customers.

“We will now be able to offer increased production capacity, extended metrology capability, additional technical expertise and resources. With a focus on quality we’ll also be implementing ULO’s ISO9001:2015 accreditation across all LBP Optics operations.”

Mark Wilkinson, founder of Laser Beam Products, added, “this is an exciting development that will ensure the continuing growth of both businesses and allow them to meet the ever-increasing demand for their products and services.”

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