Zeiss Acquires Majority Stake in Italian X-ray Provider
Zeiss (Germany) and Bosello High Technology (Bosello) (Italy) have announced that the Zeiss Group will acquire a majority stake in the provider of industrial X-ray solutions.
For Zeiss, Bosello’s tailor-made solutions are a further step in the process of evolving into a one-stop provider of non-destructive measuring and inspection technology. The shared goal is to strengthen inline computed tomography in the production environment, a technology that increases the level of quality in the inspection of aluminum cast parts. The initial customer focus will be on the automotive industry.
Dr. Jochen Peter, designated Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG and Head of the Industrial Metrology business group: "We are delighted to welcome this highly reputable company along with its management and employees as part of the Zeiss Group. Together, through the ongoing development of the entire portfolio, we aim to focus even more on meeting individual customer needs in the future."
CEO Fabio Bosello adds: "With this step we are safeguarding the long-term development of our company and existing customers. Together with our new colleagues, we look forward to winning new customers, opening up new markets and further enhancing our existing systems." Moving forward, the employees at the Bosello site near Milan, Italy, will be part of the Zeiss X-ray network and will play a key role in further expanding the business. For Zeiss, this is a key enhancement to the non-destructive measuring and inspection global strategy.
Subject to the approval of the competition authorities, the agreement is expected to come into effect in the first half of January. Both partners have agreed not to disclose the purchase price or the extent of the stake.