ULO acquires Laser Beam Products to expand manufacturing

Sept. 15, 2017
IR and CO2 optics manufacturer ULO purchased metal mirro manufacturer Laser Beam Products (now LBP Optics).

Infrared optics manufacturer ULO Optics (Hertfordshire, England) purchased Laser Beam Products (Bedfordshire, England), manufacturer of precision scientific and industrial 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.

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ULO Optics has been designing, manufacturing and supplying carbon-dioxide (CO2) and infrared laser optics since 1982. They also manufacture a range of CO2 and 1 micron fiber-compatible beam delivery systems.

LBP Optics has 27 years of expertise designing and manufacturing a unique range of chemically polished metal mirrors for use in the industrial and scientific laser marketplace. Their mirrors are used in applications from CO2 and fiber laser cutting and welding, through to medical and dental lasers, gas sensing, and spectroscopy.

The companies have worked closely together for many years and saw the benefits of an acquisition for their customers. They can now offer increased production capacity, extended metrology capability, and additional technical expertise and resources. They will also be implementing ISO9001:2015 accreditation across all LBP Optics operations.

SOURCE: ULO Optics; http://www.ulooptics.com

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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