News | September 7, 2018

G&H Acquires Gould Fiber Optics To Provide Enhanced Access To US Aerospace And Defence Customers

Source: G&H
G&H Acquires Gould Fiber Optics To Provide Enhanced Access To US Aerospace And Defence Customers

G&H announces that it has acquired US fiber optic components and sub systems specialist Gould Fiber Optics. This acquisition strengthens G&H’s position as the world leader in fused fiber optic technology and provides enhanced access to strategic US Aerospace and Defence customers.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Baltimore, MD, USA, Gould Fiber Optics is a market leading supplier of key enabling components into tier 1 US Aerospace and Defense customers.The Gould product range is highly complementary to that of G&H. Whilst G&H is the leading manufacturer of high reliability undersea fused fiber optic components, together with a strong presence in the life sciences and fiber laser markets, Gould specialises in the supply of polarisation maintaining fiber components to the US defence market.

This acquisition enables G&H to take another step towards meeting its strategic objective of further diversification in its core markets. GFO brings the technology and routes to market required for G&H to access the US Aerospace and Defence fiber optic market, an area that had previously been largely denied to the Company, due to International Trade in Arms (ITAR) regulations. In turn G&H’s much larger US sales and business development resources and the combined broader based product portfolio should provide the platform for greater expansion within this sector.

Mark Webster, G&H CEO, commented: “This acquisition enables us to take another step towards diversifying our business, allows G&H access to previously restricted markets, as well as reducing, still further, the Company’s dependency on what remains a cyclical micro-electronics sector. Gould Fiber Optics is a high quality business, with a long standing tier 1 Aerospace and Defence customer base, complementary technology and a strong financial track record. We are very much looking forward to working with Gould, management, staff and customers.”

About G&H

G&H is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic subsystems, and components for applications in the aerospace & defense, industrial systems, optical communications, life sciences and scientific research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.

G&H Aerospace & Defense Photonics works with customers and end users to optomise performance in harsh environments. Products and applications include precsion optics for missiles, shortwave infrared lenses for helicopter gimbals, photonics modules for sensing and communications, sighting systems for amored fighting vehicles and ampfliers for satellite communications.

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