ULO Optics, a global manufacturer of infrared optics, has purchased Laser Beam Products, a producer of precision industrial and scientific mirrors. Continuing its’ plans of growth through diversification, the acquisition now gives ULO two manufacturing sites within the UK. The new site in Bedfordshire will now operate as LBP Optics Ltd.
ULO Optics has been supplying 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 firm also manufactures a range of CO2 and 1µm fibre compatible beam delivery systems.
LBP Optics has 27 years’ expertise designing and manufacturing a range of chemically polished metal mirrors for use in the industrial and scientific laser marketplace. The company's mirrors are used in applications ranging from CO2 and fibre 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’ve 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.’
According to Mark Wilkinson, founder of Laser Beam Products, 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.