HANAU, Germany, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Heraeus Noblelight, business group
of the German based precious metal and technology group Heraeus, is
acquiring the Fusion UV business group, headquartered in Gaithersburg,
Maryland, from British manufacturer Spectris. The acquisition is
subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Heraeus Noblelight is a leader in the production of specialty light
sources and systems. The globally active Fusion US business group is a
specialist in microwave based UV curing applications.
"We believe the activities of the two companies complement each other
superbly. The new combined technology portfolio covers distinct methods
for producing UV light, enabling us to now offer new areas of
application," says Rainer Küchler, managing director of Heraeus
While Heraeus Noblelight has focused on the printing industry and on the
UV disinfection of packaging materials, drinking water, and industrial
water, Fusion UV has applied UV technology in the production of optical
fibers and screens for smartphones and other applications. The
companies have also focused on different regions, so the combination
now yields broad market coverage with direct access to all key
industrial markets in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with over
160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious
metals, materials and technologies; sensors; biomaterials and medical
products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light
sources. With product revenues of €4.8 billion and precious metal
trading revenues of €21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300
employees in more than 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a
leading position in its global markets.
SOURCE: Heraeus Holding GmbH
For further information:
Head of Business Media & Corporate Responsibility
Heraeus Corporate Communications
Heraeus Holding GmbH