Marposs to acquire Jenoptik's non-optical process metrology business

July 19, 2021
With the sale, Jenoptik is focusing more strongly on those metrology areas in which the company is well positioned on the global market.

Precision measurement technology provider Marposs (Bologna, Italy) has entered an agreement to acquire Jenoptik’s (Jena, Germany) non-optical process metrology business. Marposs will take over all Jenoptik employees at the main site in Peseux, Switzerland, as well as in Ratingen and Ludwigsburg, Germany40 people in total. In 2020, Jenoptik generated revenue of around 7 million euros with process metrology for grinding machines.

With the sale, Jenoptik is focusing more strongly on those metrology areas in which the group is well positioned on the global market, and is divesting smaller, highly specialized, non-optical activities in its Light & Production division.

The process measurement technology sold by Jenoptik specifically addresses production optimization and quality assurance in grinding processes, particularly in the automotive industry. In addition to the quality of the workpieces, process reliability is also guaranteed, as control systems also automatically compensate tolerance fluctuations. These occur, for example, when grinding disks wear out or as a result of temperature fluctuations. Process control systems capture the measured values in real time and thus continuously control the grinding process.

The closing of the transaction is expected in late July/early August 2021.

Source: Jenoptik press release

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