Thorlabs acquires Vytran from NKT Photonics

Share this on social media:

Photonics products manufacturer Thorlabs has announced plans to acquire Vytran from Denmark-based NKT Photonics. The sale, which Thorlabs’ anticipates will improve its product offerings to the photonics market, is expected to close in September 2015.

Headquartered in New Jersey, United States, Vytran makes high performance products to taper and fuse optical fibre. The company’s fibre processing technologies are used in a broad range of precision applications including telecommunications, medical components, fibre lasers, and sensing systems.

"[Vytran’s] expertise and product offerings are natural additions to our current fibre draw and cabling competencies. As we bring them on board, we will leverage the extensive experience Thorlabs has in nanopositioning, imaging, electronics, and mechanics to further develop their core competencies so as to remain at the forefront of current market needs while also expanding the product line to address new market opportunities," said Alex Cable, president and founder of Thorlabs.

Vytran’s New Jersey manufacturing facility as well as its customer support centres in Exeter, UK and Hangzhou, China will continue to operate from their current geographical locations. In addition, Thorlabs will fully integrate Vytran’s product line into its e-commerce site and provide service and support through its global offices.

This story originally appeared on our sister website www.electrooptics.com.

Recent News

17 April 2019

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has issued a Tender Notice for partner companies to help ‘procure the design, implementation, maintenance and support,’ of a new full-fibre network in the area.

10 April 2019

Gigaclear has installed its first pure fibre broadband cabinet in Birchanger, Uttlesford, under Essex County Council’s broadband improvement programme, Superfast Essex.

09 April 2019

FiberStar Indonesia and Huawei have agreed to expand their partnership while building a high-speed 1Tb/s backbone DWDM network that connects Jakarta to Surabaya.

09 April 2019

VMB wholesale customers can benefit from the flexibility for direct access to optical filter ports to scale their own DWDM access infrastructure.