For nearly eighty years, Edmund Optics has led the optics industry and continues to aggressively invest in laser grade optical technology. This acquisition, with its 13.000 square meters facility and talented laser optics experts, supports Edmund Optics to further expand its laser optics manufacturing capabilities across crystal and glass fabrication, polishing, metrology, high laser damage and diamond-like carbon coatings, inspection, and testing.
“QTF, like Edmund Optics, has a long history of technical innovation and strong customer service,” said Marisa Edmund, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Edmund Optics. “Combining our strengths further demonstrates our commitment to the evolution of the industry through laser optics.”
As part of this acquisition, Karl George Sr., President and CEO of QTF, will retire and his son, Karl George Jr., will continue to oversee the facility and its 30 employees. “I look forward to working with the Edmund Optics team, expanding our current capabilities, and charting a course for the future of laser optics,” said Karl George Jr.
“QTF is critical to the long-term strategy of Edmund Optics,” said Samuel Sadoulet, President and Chief Operating Officer for Edmund Optics. “This acquisition will enhance our service to emerging markets and applications, while providing an opportunity for us to have a dedicated laser optics center.”
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. Supporting the R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and biomedical markets around the globe; EO products are used in a variety of applications ranging from DNA sequencing or retinal eye scanning to high-speed factory automation. Its huge inventory of stock and custom optics allows EO to take customer projects from design to prototype and volume production. EO’s manufacturing capabilities combined with its global distribution network and its extensive product catalogue has earned it the position of one of the world’s largest supplier of optical components.
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