Novanta, the leading producer of precision components and subsystems in the field of photonics and motion control in medical technology, has signed an agreement to acquire Arges GmbH. The international law firm Taylor Wessing has advised Novanta comprehensively on the transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019, subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.
Novanta is a trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision and precision motion technologies. The company is based in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Arges develops and manufactures innovative laser scan systems for positioning and deflecting laser beams in industrial materials processing and medical applications, in particular for the field of ophthalmology. The range of services includes a versatile product range of scan heads and scan modules, tailored customer- and application-specific solutions, and the implementation of complete laser subsystems for integration into laser processing facilities. The customers include manufacturing companies, laser equipment manufacturers, system integrators and OEM suppliers.
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