Tibidabo Scientific acquires Photek

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Tibidabo Scientific Industries, a supplier of technology for scientific research, aerospace, and industrial markets, has acquired Photek, a manufacturer of vacuum based tubes and camera systems for photon detection.

With over 60 employees based at its manufacturing and R&D facility in East Sussex, UK, Photek’s products include camera systems, image intensifiers, photomultiplier tubes, streak tubes along with associated electronics.

The company support specialist applications in; Physics (high energy, particle, nuclear), defence industries (threat warning), physical chemistry, bioluminescence, space science and biological inspection. More than 90 per cent of Photek’s sales are exported to customers around the world.

'We are thrilled to welcome Gareth Jones and the wider Photek team into the Tibidabo Scientific Group,' commented Paul Murtagh, chairman and CEO at Tibidabo Scientific. 'Photek has been a critical partner to many of the world’s leading science-led businesses over many decades. We are excited to harness their unique expertise in many areas, including the design and manufacture of large area image intensifiers, ultra-fast photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), UV detectors and advanced photon counting camera systems.'

Gareth Jones, managing director at Photek added: 'We are looking forward to building on our great legacy and expanding Photek’s capabilities and geographic reach through a number of near and longer-term strategic capital and R&D initiatives.' Jones continued, 'The entire Photek team is looking forward to realising the potential of being part of Tibidabo Scientific’s unique and growing global platform.'