Photonis announces agreement to acquire ProxiVision

Photonis announces agreement to acquire ProxiVision, leader in ultra violet detection solutions

Mérignac, France and Bensheim, Germany - April 25th 2023

Photonis a global leader of electro-optical detection and imaging devices for defense and industrial markets, held by HLD since 2021, announced today the signature of a definitive agreement to acquire the German company ProxiVision, a specialist developer and manufacturer of Ultra-Violet detection solutions.


After the acquisition of Xenics last December and the signature of an agreement with Telops two weeks ago, Photonis group has the ambition to become the leader in high-end imaging products from the Ultra-Violet to the Long Wave Infra-Red, covering a large type of applications such as machine vision, process monitoring, defense and powergrid maintenance.


“With this acquisition, we strengthen our positioning in ultra-violet and solar blind imaging devices with strong expertise and manufacturing capabilities. It is also a very nice opportunity to increase our footprint in Germany in which we have key customers and significant background” Jérôme Cerisier, CEO of Photonis said


With over 60 people and headquarters based in Bensheim Germany, ProxiVision is recognized for its strong expertise in intensified tubes and cameras in ultra-violet spectrum with solar-blind functionality. ProxiVision addresses different types of applications such as Missile Warning System, Corona discharge detection, semiconductor inspection, neutron and X-ray imaging.


 “We know Photonis for a long time as one of our key supplier. We share with Photonis people the same team spirit and passion for both innovation and customer satisfaction. We are very pleased to integrate Photonis group, which will help us to develop new products and consolidate our positioning in ultra-violet imaging market.” Rolf-Jürgen Ahlers, President of Proxivision said.


The transaction is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed and are pending customary clearances and approvals.


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About ProxiVision

ProxiVision GmbH is a german manufacturer, supplier and service provider for high-grade optoelectronic components and detector systems, especially for low-light and short-gating (nanoseconds) intensified cameras, image intensifiers and detectors for x-rays, UV, visible light, NIR, particles. Customers throughout the world in the academic, industrial and defense sectors estimate ProxiVision products. ProxiVision offers standard and customized photon and particle detection as well as imaging systems. Development and production are handled in-house to ensure high quality standards and flexibility. ProxiVision focuses on application specific quality products with high performance.

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