ZEISS acquires majority stake in Italian X-ray provider BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY to strengthen its Research & Quality Technology segment
ZEISS (Germany) and BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY (BOSELLO) (Italy) have announced that the ZEISS Group will acquire a majority stake in the provider of industrial X-ray solutions.
For ZEISS, BOSELLO’s tailor-made solutions are a further step in the process of evolving into a one-stop provider of non-destructive measuring and inspection technology. The shared goal is to strengthen inline computed tomography in the production environment, a technology that increases the level of quality in the inspection of aluminum cast parts. The initial customer focus will be on the automotive industry.
Dr. Jochen Peter, designated Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG and Head of the Industrial Metrology business group: "We are delighted to welcome this highly reputable company along with its management and employees as part of the ZEISS Group. Together, through the ongoing development of the entire portfolio, we aim to focus even more on meeting individual customer needs in the future."
CEO Fabio Bosello adds: "With this step we are safeguarding the long-term development of our company and existing customers. Together with our new colleagues, we look forward to winning new customers, opening up new markets and further enhancing our existing systems."
Moving forward, the employees at the BOSELLO site near Milan, Italy, will be part of the ZEISS X-ray network and will play a key role in further expanding the business. For ZEISS, this is a key enhancement to the non-destructive measuring and inspection global strategy.
Subject to the approval of the competition authorities, the agreement is expected to come into effect in the first half of January. Both partners have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or the extent of the stake.
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.
In fiscal year 2016/17 the company generated revenue approximating €5.3 billion with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
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The Industrial Metrology business group is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D X-ray metrology for quality inspection round off the product portfolio. The business group additionally offers a broad global spectrum of customer services with measuring houses and competence centers close to its customers.
The Industrial Metrology business group is headquartered in Oberkochen. Production and development sites outside Germany are located in Minneapolis in the USA, Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India. The business group is allocated to the Research & Quality Technology segment. Around 6,300 employees work for the segment, generating revenue totaling €1.5 billion in fiscal year 2016/17.
About BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY
Bosello High Technology operates in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT), specifically in industrial radioscopy. It is located in Cassano Magnago, in the province of Varese in Itlay. With a staff of 80 employees Bosello HT produces worldwide leading radioscopic industrial plants to control product quality through X-Ray, which find their application in various sectors: automotive, aerospace, food as well as high-voltage generators, which are also appreciated in medical and security. Bosello HT was founded in 1962 by Aldo Bosello. Thanks to the efficient network of sales representatives and support, the Bosello HT is present today in almost all European countries as well as in: United States, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Russia, China, India, South Korea, Taiwan and others.