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LBP Optics expands with the purchase of Symons Mirror Technology

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Optics manufacturer LBP Optics is continuing its strategy of growth through diversification with the purchase of Stevenage based Symons Mirror Technology (SMT). SMT is a highly experienced, specialist diamond machining company at the forefront of the manufacture of optical and high precision mechanical components. The purchase will enhance both the manufacturing capabilities and the product range of LBP Optics. 

LBP Optics Director Paul Maclennan explains, “Combining the experience of the two businesses was an easy decision. We’ve worked closely together for many years and I’ve always been impressed with Symons’ expertise and product quality. This purchase will enable us to open up new markets and develop new products to meet customers’ ever more demanding specifications.” 

The team at SMT offers over 30 years’ experience and now, in combination with optical engineers at ULO and LBP Optics, the company will offer design and manufacture under the same roof. This will enable them to work closely with customers to overcome problems and adapt to the specific requirements of each project. LBP Optics is now able to manufacture components with extremely demanding specifications and complex shapes such as polygons, axicons, infrared domes, aspheric, ellipsoids, off-axis parabolic, Fresnel optics and toroids. 

According to Graham Allberrey, director and co-founder of Symons Mirror Technologies, this is a welcome and exciting development.  “Joining the team at LBP Optics will ensure the continuing growth of the business, and offers us additional sales, marketing and administrative support. We’re really excited about the future!” 

LBP Optics has almost 30 years’ experience designing and manufacturing a unique range of chemically polished metal mirrors that are used in many applications from CO2 and fiber laser cutting and welding systems, through to military and defence applications, medical and dental lasers, gas sensing and spectroscopy.

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