Excelitas Technologies Completes Acquisition of PCO AG

PCO’s Pioneering Camera Technology Expands Excelitas Offerings in High-Performance Scientific and Industrial Imaging

WALTHAM, Mass., September 7, 2021

Excelitas Technologies® Corp., leading industrial technology manufacturer focused on delivering innovative, market-driven photonic solutions, completed the acquisition of  PCO AG, based in Kelheim, Germany on Friday, September 3, 2021. PCO is a leading manufacturer and innovator in digital imaging for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

“Excelitas is proud to add PCO to our expanding portfolio of sensing, illumination, and optical technologies. Globally recognized for its broad variety of superior camera systems that define the leading edge of imaging technology, PCO now provides our OEM customers with a deeper range of end-to-end photonic solutions in the life science and high-performance industrial markets,” said Michael Ersoni, Excelitas Executive Vice President, Commercial SBU.

“Over the past few decades, PCO has repeatedly set benchmarks in scientific camera development,” said Luitpold Kaspar, COO of PCO AG. “We take extreme pride in being the leading technological pioneer in the field of scientific CMOS cameras. We see this acquisition as an excellent opportunity to present our products more broadly through the extensive global reach of Excelitas Technologies. We look forward to a common path of growth with our new ownership and will continue to pioneer new benchmarks in camera technology.”

Excelitas acquired 100 percent of PCO AG shares from founder Dr. Emil Ott. PCO will continue to operate from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Kelheim, Germany, expanding both Excelitas’ technological scope, as well as geographic footprint in Europe, North America and Asia.

“We are convinced that in Excelitas, we have found a strong partner who – especially in the OEM business – complements our experience from over 30 years in high-tech camera development. We look forward to a successful cooperation that will manifest and strengthen our position in Kelheim and the world over,” said Alexander Gruenig, CTO of PCO AG.

The acquisition of PCO AG is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions by Excelitas Technologies since its founding in 2010. It is the fourth such acquisition since Excelitas was acquired by AEA Investors (New York, NY, USA) in December 2017.

For more information, visit www.excelitas.com and www.pco.de.

PCO的字义正是基于我们的角色:Pioneer in Cameras and Optoelectronics – 相机和光电技术的先锋。

经过30年专业知识和经验的积累,PCO已被打造成科研和工业应用领域中数码相机的前沿专家和创新者,其产品广泛应用于生命科学、物理科学、高速成像和机器视觉。

我们拥有市场上最丰富的sCMOS相机序列,具有全球认可的开发各种技术领先、性能优良、型号广泛的相机系统的实力。我们在世界各地的机构和伙伴保证PCO相机的研制和支持能够满足用户的应用。我们的产品研制和支持团队可以直接采纳用户意见。我们在产品硬件和软件上的不断前进,支撑了我们强大的创新力量和竞争实力。