We are pleased to announce that the final step in the acquisition process of WITec GmbH by Oxford Instruments plc has been concluded. WITec joins the Materials Analysis Group of the UK-based technology company with WITec’s founders Dr. Joachim Koenen and Dr. Olaf Hollricher continuing as Managing Directors. Further details about the acquisition were announced in our press release on June 16, 2021.
Dr. Ian Barkshire, Chief Executive, Oxford Instruments said, “We are delighted to complete the acquisition of WITec and welcome our new colleagues to Oxford Instruments. WITec’s leading Raman microscopy solutions are a great complement to our existing products and techniques. We look forward to growing the business through investment in R&D as well as enabling them to reach new customers through our global sales and service channels, thereby supporting our customers in facilitating a greener economy, achieve increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding.”
“We’re very grateful for the warm welcome we’ve all received from Oxford Instruments,” said Dr. Koenen, WITec co-founder and Managing Director. “Joining Oxford Instruments provides us with greater resources and enables continued growth while also maintaining WITec’s innovative spirit. Now that the formalities are completed, we look forward to working together with the other business units.”