Swiss sensor acquisition


Leister process technologies of Sarnen, Central Switzerland, has announced the acquisition of fellow Swiss sensor and gas detection company IR Microsystems SA, expanding its activities in micro-systems technology.

The purchase of IR Microsystems, an innovative supplier of laser based detection modules, represents an important milestone in Leister’s long term growth strategy, focussing in sensors, optics and laser technology.

$quot;IR Microsystems diode laser based detection technology has great potential in the gas detection and gas monitoring market for a wide range of gases. We found their ammonia detector to show the best performance we have seen so far. It is an ideal extension to our activities in the NDIR (non dispersive infrared) gas detection market, which we are currently serving with our black body IR source,$quot; commented Thomas Hessler, director of Leister’s Axetris Microsystems Division.

The privately-owned Leister Process Technologies is regarded as one of the market leaders for hot-air and diode laser based equipment for plastic welding and industrial process heat applications, serving OEM customers with MEMS based sensors and micro-optical components in industrial, telecommunication, medical and automotive applications.

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