Excelitas Technologies Corp. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Research Electro Optics (REO), a privately held company specializing in the volume manufacture of high-precision optical components, optical thin film coatings, and optical subassemblies, as well as high-performance HeNe lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications. REO reportedly plans to continue full optical coatings and laser technologies operations from its facilities in Boulder, Colo., as it is integrated with the Excelitas Technologies family.
The combination of Excelitas and REO reportedly offers an expanded range of products and capabilities for OEM customers and defense prime contractors.
“We are thrilled to welcome REO to the Excelitas family as their products complement Excelitas’ existing optics portfolio quite well,” said David Nislick, Excelitas CEO. “REO provides an extremely capable, high quality optics operation in the U.S. that we look to grow with further investment as we have done with the former Qioptiq facilities in Europe and Asia.”