Imagine Optic, a manufacturer of high-performance Shack-Hartmann wavefront metrology and adaptive optics solutions, has opened new offices in the heart of the Pythagore optics-photonics cluster in Shanghai China. The new offices, which also play host to other leading high-technology companies, were opened at the end of November 2010 in Yangpu District, in close proximity to 12 of China’s leading universities.
'Creating a solid presence in China shows our commitment to being part of the success of one of the world’s fastest growing economies as well as to responding to their stringent demands for the finest-quality products and services available,' stated Samuel Bucourt, CEO of the company. 'We’re looking forward to meeting new customers and helping to develop breakthrough applications, most notably in biological imaging and high-power lasers, that use our high-precision wavefront analysis and adaptive optics products.'
In December 2009 the Orsay, France-based company opened two US subsidiaries (Imagine Optic, Inc and Axiom Optics), which have recently reported that combined orders from their first year of operation totalled over $800k.
'Our US subsidiaries have made remarkable progress in the North American market,' added Bucourt. 'Founding Imagine Optic, Inc. has enabled us to strengthen our ties with existing US customers and develop new relationships on numerous high-profile projects. Axiom Optics, a division of Imagine Optic, Inc., has shown tremendous potential by developing solutions that blend our products with those offered by other suppliers of high-quality components to satisfy its growing list of customers.'