Heraeus Noblelight Acquires Fusion UV
Heraeus Noblelight, a business group of the precious metal and technology group Heraeus, Germany, completed the acquisition of the Fusion UV Systems group headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland (USA), on January 31, 2013. With the takeover, Heraeus Noblelight becomes the leading supplier of industrial ultraviolet (UV) process solutions. The enhanced technology portfolio covers all known methods of UV light generation, such as microwave-excited UV lamps and UV light-emitting diode (LED) modules. “The areas of activity and access to markets excellently supplement each other. The acquisition combines development, technology and market competences in an ideal way”, explained Rainer Küchler, managing director of the Heraeus Noblelight business group. Heraeus Noblelight now sees itself as being well-placed for the trends in the market of specialty light solutions: the increasing customer demand for integrated process solutions from a single source and the substitution of conventional gas discharge lamps with light-emitting diodes in the medium term.