In X-Ray Deal, Matrix Acquires FocalSpot PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:40

MUNICH -- Matrix Technologies has acquired fellow inspection equipment OEM FocalSpot for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced today.

Founded in 2003, FocalSpot is a designer and manufacturer of manual, entry-level x-ray inspection equipment. Its current installed base is about 400 machines worldwide.

In a press release, Matrix said the deal expands its line of cost-effective x-ray inspection products, and it would make a "significant investment" to enhance FocalSpot's current x-ray product line. The deal also strengthens Matrix's market position in North America.

"The acquisition of FocalSpot positions us to increase our market share for manual and automated in-ine x-ray inspection solutions in the US through a dedicated regional sales and service approach," said Matrix managing director Eckhard Sperschneider. "The high degree of x-ray system knowledge gained during various system applications and projects over the past 20 years will position the company for continued success. "

Upon closing, Matrix-FocalSpot will provide direct customer and sales support for Matrix's AXI/MXI systems in North America.

"We are extremely excited to join the Matrix team," FocalSpot founders Fred Schlieper and Frank Silva said. "Matrix has developed state-of-the-art automated inspection products and software and we look forward to leverage those technologies into the FocalSpot product line and work with their talented application and development staff".


Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:05


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