Microscan Acquires Siemens Machine Vision Business

The deal will expand Microscan’s reach into the precision data acquisition and control market.

Microscan Systems, Inc. (www.microscan.com), a Renton, Wash.-based supplier of precision data acquisition and controls, announced recently its plans to purchase Siemens’ Machine Vision business, formerly Acuity CiMatrix, headquartered in Nashua, N.H. The deal was expected to close on Sept. 19.

Microscan focuses on solutions for electronics, life sciences, and automotive industries. The company said it expects the acquisition to further enhance its position in customer-focused traceability solutions by expanding further into machine vision imaging and inspection.

Siemens machine vision will be integrated into Microscan, the company said, adding that the Nashua location will remain open and retain the majority of the workforce. For customers and distribution partners the transition of ownership is expected to be seamless, the company said.

“The purchase of Siemens Machine Vision Business allows Microscan to expand our vision and smart camera portfolio to the benefit of our customers and partners worldwide,“ said Jeff Timms, president, Microscan. “Vision products for identification and inspection are a growing aspect of the precision data acquisition and control market. The acquisition of the Siemens Machine Vision Business brings with it a depth of expertise in data matrix and vision product design that is second to none. Combined with Microscan’s deep experience in data acquisition solutions, the purchase of this business tremendously augments our product portfolio and brings with it a unique and complementary offering to our customers. This acquisition will nicely position us against our competitors in our targeted markets.”

Dennis Sadlowski, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. (www.sea.siemens.com), Alpharetta, Ga., noted that Siemens has made considerable investment in the machine vision business since acquiring the company in 2005. Siemens will continue to focus on the industrial identification (Auto ID) segment and strengthen its radio frequency identification (RFID) and 1D/2D code reading systems portfolio, Sadlowski said.

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Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.
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