Munich-based Instrument Systems has taken over the light measurement division of US-based X-Rite, effective as of the beginning of 2010. With this move, the LED measurement specialist claims to have extended its portfolio into products and technologies for automotive and general lighting applications. Instrument Systems has integrated the new division into its newly founded subsidiary - Optronik Berlin. X-Rite had already marketed these product lines under the brand name Optronik prior to the acquisition.
Optronik claims to play a leading role in the industry, supplying the automotive and transportation engineering sectors with entire light labs. The subsidiary's main products are large goniophotometer systems, retroreflectometers, and photometers. Optronik’s clientèle includes prestigious testing and certification institutes as well as nearly all major suppliers of automotive lighting and many carmanufacturers.
'This acquisition enables Instrument Systems to better satisfy future market demands for LEDs in general lighting applications and extend its lead in light measurement technology,' notes company president Richard Distl. 'What's more, all legacy customers of Optronik are sure to benefit from our expertise in spectroradiometry.'