AMS Technologies, in an unclosed deal has acquired UK based photonics company Elforlight. The acquisition according to AMS is part of its strategy to provide customers with comprehensive design services, including specialised turnkey solutions. Based in Daventry, UK, Elforlight has more than 20 years of experience in lasers, beam forming and other optical technologies, especially in the areas of diode pumped solid state lasers and optical parametric oscillators.
AMS, which has recently opened a design centre for thermal management and electronics in Krakov, Poland also states that its Elforlight’s expertise through which it can now develop customised turnkey photonics systems that are realised using products of its broad product portfolio. With this approach, it continues to develop as a complete systems integrator with expertise engineering services based on customer needs.
As the AMS Technologies line card products are primarily used for building systems, the company views this strategy as, the next logical step of development for it, that up to now had rather been of as a distributor, mainly due to their existing distribution business. As its customers operate and act in a far wider range of applications, this collaboration means that new markets will open up for the company's wide array of solutions.
Elforlight and AMS will be present at LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair to be held from June 26 – June 29, 2017 in Munich, Germany, and will be presenting live demonstrations of their new solid state laser concepts and other innovations.