Manufacturer of Ultra Short Pulse Laser Systems, Photon Energy, Acquired by Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems

By Shin Kai

Acquisition or Partnership

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. announced that it has acquired 100% stock of Photon Energy GmbH. Founded in Germany in 2001, Photon Energy has a reputation as technology leader in the Ultra Short Pulse Laserdevelopment, research, and sales of Ultra Short Pulse (USP) laser, sources and marking systems. Their strengths are in the field of medical devices, electronics, and semiconductor industries, primarily in Europe but with plans to further expand its sales in Asia and North America.

For more than 40 years Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems has developed its coding and marking business with continuous inkjet printing technology, to serve a variety of product identification needs in food & beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, electronic and automotive parts industries in well over 110 countries worldwide.

Increasing demand for precise, indelible coding and more environmentally friendly products expand the business opportunities for a wider range of coding technology in particular laser markers.

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems’ goal in this acquisition is to add Photon Energy’s innovative core laser technology and application know-how to its industrial equipment portfolio.

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