G&H Enhances Coatings Expertise with Acquisition of Artemis Optical
- Date: 19th July 2023
- Company: G&H Aerospace and Defense
G&H, a leading provider of precision optics and photonics solutions, announced today the acquisition of Artemis Optical, a leader in advanced thin-film coatings. This acquisition further enhances G&H's product portfolio and creates new opportunities for vertical integration and the cross selling of enhanced combined capabilities.
Under the new company name, G&H | Artemis, this partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey of both companies. With origins dating back almost 200 years to a pioneering optician in Victorian London's Wigmore Street, the Plymouth-based Artemis Optical currently employs 40 talented individuals. G&H plans for the newly acquired site to become a dedicated Centre of Excellence for coatings within the Group.
G&H selected Artemis Optical due to its state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled team. This investment also complements G&H's recent acquisition of GS Optics, further advancing the Group’s position in the aerospace, defence and life sciences sectors at the same time as fostering greater innovation within the organization.
"The addition of Artemis Optical to G&H is an exciting new chapter of accretive growth for the company and innovation for our combined customers. Artemis’ renowned excellence in thin-film coatings complements our existing capabilities to enable us to deliver advanced photonics technology and unparalleled value for our customers. Together, we are well-positioned to accelerate our customer focused innovation plans and create a better world with photonics," said Charlie Peppiatt, CEO of G&H.
The acquisition is a hugely complimentary fit to the Group’s existing extensive coating capabilities and enables enhanced vertical integration opportunities for G&H to provide comprehensive solutions to customers in defence and other industries that require robust laser protection and advanced optical filtering.
“With Artemis Optical joining forces with G&H, we are entering a new era of possibilities,” said Stratos Kehayas, G&H Chief Commercial Officer. “Artemis’s thin-film coating expertise significantly expands our ability to offer customers diverse choices that ensure the perfect fit for their unique requirements.”
Through this new partnership between Artemis and G&H, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, customers gain the advantage of selecting precise substrate and coating materials of the highest quality that perfectly align with their application or product requirements. Artemis will continue to maintain its dedicated focus on serving markets such as aerospace, military and defence, life sciences, and various other technology applications.
“The acquisition of Artemis by G&H is an exciting milestone for both of our journeys,” said Jamie Pindard, General Manager of Artemis Optical. “I am confident that existing customers of both companies will benefit from the combined expertise, resources and global reach that we can now bring to the market. We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with groundbreaking solutions.”
G&H is a world leader in optical designing, testing, and manufacturing. As experts in the technology of light, G&H works with customers to provide optical systems, assemblies, and components for demanding applications. Headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe, G&H is recognized for the breadth of their acousto-optic, electro-optic, crystal-optic, fiber optic, and precision optic products. G&H is recognized as the preferred source for OEMs in the life sciences, industrial, and aerospace and defence industries, with a history of quality and excellence that dates back seventy-five years.
About Artemis Optical
Artemis Optical is a thin-film coating company renowned for its expertise in a variety of cutting-edge applications. While they are recognized as global leaders in designing optical filters for tailored electro-optical and laser protection, as well as bespoke head-up display combiners, their true specialty lies in developing customized, system-enabling optical filtering, mirror and window alternatives. Spanning from 400nm to the Long wave infrared, Artemis Optical’s offerings cater to the diverse needs and applications of industries such as defence, aerospace, industrial and life sciences.