BILLERICA, Mass., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Alicona Imaging GmbH, a leading provider of optical-based metrology products in Graz, Austria. For calendar year 2018, Alicona expects to be profitable with revenues of approximately $25 million. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Bruker anticipates the acquisition to expand its application reach and offer customers an even more comprehensive selection of complementary metrology solutions to serve materials research, engineering and high-precision quality assurance needs.
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Alicona is a global supplier of optical 3D surface measurement solutions for quality assurance in the lab and in production. Their key competence is the measurement of form and roughness of even complex, miniaturized geometries. The stable and robust technology of Alicona Focus-Variation delivers repeatable and traceable measurements even in a production environment. Research and Development acts very closely to the direct need of industry, which enables Alicona to design both standard products as well as special solutions based on industrial partnerships. Alicona headquarters is in Austria, with additional subsidiaries in Germany, France, UK, USA, South Korea and Italy.
Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology.