Silmo Paris: Let´s enjoy real contact again!

Silmo Paris: Let´s enjoy real contact again!

The French government announced a plan to progressively release the country’s lock-down measures. This officially confirms what Silmo has anticipated: that trade fairs, conferences and exhibitions will be able to open. Beginning on June 30th, there will be no maximal capacity for such events, as long as the health measures still in force are observed.

The benefits of worldwide vaccination campaigns and their widespread acceleration, the loosening of international travel conditions, the establishment of a European health pass, and the obvious eagerness of professionals to reunite enable the organizers to confirm that Silmo Paris 2021 will take place.

“After two years without any major international assemblies, the reunion of optical and eyewear industry professionals will only be more intense, I’m sure. The whole team of Silmo Paris is hard at work to prepare this recovery edition, and we are looking forward to seeing you! We can’t wait to amaze you once again with the talent of these enthusiastic professionals. We can’t wait to enjoy the delight of discovery, the opportunity for encounters and the conviviality of discussions. It is clear that all the technology in the world will never replace the power and emotion of a physical event…Amélie Morel, Chairwoman of Silmo Paris

Zeiss to acquire Capture 3D to extend its industry expertise in 3D measurement and inspection solutions

Zeiss plans to expand its national coverage in the US for its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring Capture 3D. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Capture 3D is the leading US partner for GOM 3D non-contact measuring solutions. With this acquisition customers will benefit from a seamless integrated experience to get the best measuring solutions for their specific tasks.

“We are pleased to bring the Capture 3D team and their know-how into the Zeiss Group,” states Dr. Jochen Peter, member of the Zeiss Group Executive Board responsible for the Industrial Quality & Research segment. “After the acquisition of GOM two years ago, we will now also combine our strategic forces in the important US market to provide customers with best-in-class measuring solutions from one source.”

“We look forward to being a part of Zeiss to combine our efforts in serving our customers with the best in class measuring solutions and services,” adds Richard White, CEO of Capture 3D. “Being part of the Zeiss Family will open up new opportunities for the Capture 3D team and our customers in the future.”

“Having such a talented team with expert industry knowledge and a passion for 3D metrology is important,” states Michael Kirchner, Head of Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions in the US. “This will expand the Zeiss support network for our customers.”

Once the transaction is complete, Capture 3D will become part of the Industrial Quality Solutions strategic business unit within the Zeiss Industrial Quality & Research segment (revenue in 2019/20: 1.640 billion euros). Subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, the transaction is due to be finalized in summer 2021. Both sides have agreed not to disclose the financial details of this transaction.