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Thorlabs acquires Vytran from NKT Photonics

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.

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