Pro-Lite Acquires SphereOptics

Pro-Lite Technology Ltd has acquired a majority shareholding in German company SphereOptics GmbH (Uhldingen, Germany), with effect from 1 April 2011. This will enable Pro-Lite to help grow its light measurement business in the German, German-speaking and Eastern European markets.

Pro-Lite is a supplier of specialist equipment and services with a technical focus in the following areas of photonics: instruments for measuring light and the optical properties of materials; lasers and related equipment; opto-mechanics and positioning equipment; optics and optical materials. Formed in 2002, Pro-Lite distributes the light measurement products made by Labsphere, Radiant Imaging, Ocean Optics and Konica Minolta in the UK and Ireland.

SphereOptics serves the German, German-speaking and Eastern European markets with light measurement, NIR spectroscopic and hyperspectral instrumentation as well as diffuse reflectance materials and optical standards. Formed in 2003, SphereOptics GmbH distributes the products made by Labsphere, Radiant Imaging, ASD and Headwall Photonics.

Pro-Lite director Robert Yeo said: “the acquisition of SphereOptics presents an exciting opportunity to bring Pro-Lite’s technical leadership in light measurement to the German and Eastern European markets. There are strong synergies between our two companies which we will exploit to better serve our customers working with LEDs, displays and lighting.”