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Heraeus sells Noblelight Specialty Lighting Business to Excelitas Technologies


Hanau, September 15th 2023. Heraeus Group has signed a definitive agreement to sell its specialty lighting business Heraeus Noblelight to US-based Excelitas Technologies Corp., headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Excelitas Technologies is to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Heraeus Noblelight.

"As a leading player in the specialty light market, Heraeus Noblelight has a strong footprint in the areas of market access, problem-solving expertise, and technological bandwidth. We are convinced, that this agreement will further boost Heraeus Noblelight’s stable growth path of the last years,” said Jan Rinnert, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Heraeus Group.

The sale is expected to close by the end of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of required regulatory approvals.

"We see tremendous potential in the union of Heraeus Noblelight’s technology portfolio with our own extensive offering in plasma and LED products. Leveraging our combined investments and expanded offering will drive growth and present innovative integrated solutions to our highly complementary customer and product mix across a variety of unique markets,” said Michael Ersoni, Excelitas Technologies EVP Commercial Business.

Heraeus Noblelight is one of the world's market and technology leaders for specialty light sources with wavelengths ranging from ultraviolet to infrared. It develops and manufactures lamps, emitters and systems in high vertical integration. They are used in analytical measurement technology, in industrial processes such as drying, hardening or molding, in medical technology, and in the disinfection and treatment of air and water.

Heraeus Noblelight is headquartered in Kleinostheim, Germany, and operates production sites in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Japan, as well as sales units in Europe and parts of Southeast Asia. The company employs around 850 people.

About Heraeus

The Heraeus Group is a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, headquartered in Hanau, Germany. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660. Today, Heraeus bundles diverse activities in the Business Platforms Metals and Recycling, Healthcare, Semiconductor and Electronics as well as Industrials. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership. In the 2022 financial year, the group generated revenues of €29.1 billion (US$30.6 billion*) with approximately 17,200 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.

About Excelitas Technologies

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. is a leading industrial technology manufacturer focused on delivering innovative, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the illumination, optical, optronic, sensing, detection and imaging needs of our OEM and end-user customers. Serving a vast array of applications across biomedical, scientific, semiconductor, industrial manufacturing, safety, security, consumer products, defense and aerospace sectors, Excelitas stands committed to enabling our customers’ success in their many various end-markets. Our team consists of more than 7,500 professionals working across North America, Europe and Asia, to serve customers worldwide.

About Heraeus Noblelight

Heraeus Noblelight counts itself among the market and technology leaders worldwide for specialty light sources with wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared for industrial, scientific, and medical applications. With locations in Germany, the UK, China, and the USA, Heraeus Noblelight manufactures lamps for analytical measurement technology and the printing industry, infrared emitters for industrial heating processes, arc and flash lamps, and products for water disinfection and air treatment, as well as sun simulation and photochemistry with a high level of vertical integration.

Till WeberSenior Manager External Communication
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