Leybold Optics GmbH

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> 2012

Corporate - May 2012- Acquisition of Leybold Optics Approved

Uzwil, May 11, 2012 – The acquisition of Leybold Optics by Bühler announced in early April has been approved without any restrictions by the competent anti-trust authorities. Both companies are highly satisfied by this outcome and look forward to achieving the envisioned growth targets together. more ...

CORPORATE - April 2012 - Bühler Signs Contract for 100% Aquisition of LEYBOLD OPTICS

Uzwil, Switzerland, April 4, 2012 – The Bühler Technology Group has reached an agreement with the seller EQT III on the 100% acquisition of Leybold Optics. The transaction must still be approved by the competent antitrust authorities. For Bühler, the acquisition marks yet another important step in the expansion of the activities of its Advanced Materials division. more ...


April 2012 - EQT III has reached an agreement to sell German vacuum thin film technology company Leybold Optics GmbH ("Leybold" or the "Company") to the family-held conglomerate Bühler AG ("Bühler") more ...

> 2011

CORPORATE - August 2011 - LEYBOLD OPTICS on the road to success

LEYBOLD OPTICS GmbH from Alzenau/Germany is one of the world's most renowned manufacturers of vacuum systems in various application areas. As part of the forward strategy jointly launched by Kurt Håkansson, CEO, and Jürgen Schneider, CFO, of the company Leybold Optics GmbH, the current product portfolio was split into two independent business units: Optics and Glass & Solar.

CORPORATE - February 2011 - DIN EN ISO 9001 quality management certification reconfirmed

With surveillance audits performed by TÜV Süd in Alzenau and Dresden without deviations, Leybold Optics is allowed to extend the use of its DIN EN ISO 9001 certificate. Quality management plays a central role in Leybold Optics’ philosophy. As in previous years, the TÜV auditors were impressed by benchmark quality assurance procedures in all functions across the company.


CORPORATE - January 2011 - Global strategy: LO USA starts production of ophthalmic systems

Next milestone achieved in global production strategy: Since beginning of the year, Leybold Optics’ subsidiary in Cary, North Carolina, started the assembly and commissioning of CCS and Boxer, the two smaller eyeglass anti-reflection coating systems. This move is part of Leybold Optics’ philosophy to bring production geographically closer to the customers in key sectors, such as the US ophthalmic market. Leveraging technology Made in Germany combined with shorter feedback loops with customers – this will be a winning strategy.