B&W Tek, an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser systems is thrilled to celebrate their 15th anniversary in serving the photonics industry. Originally established as a producer of green lasers in January of 1997, B&W Tek has grown into an industry leading, total solutions provider for a wide range of spectroscopy applications.
In the last 15 years, B&W Tek has experienced substantial growth not only in size and value, but in skills and core competencies. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, B&W Tek’s growing global influence stems not only from its offices in the United States, Germany, China, and Japan; but also from its extensive network of international distributors who are based in over 18 countries.
All key components are designed and manufactured in-house, allowing OEM customers to take any assortment of B&W Tek’s ready-to-use, off-the-shelf modular products to create a solution all their own, or take advantage of B&W Tek’s industrial design and custom development services to create a brand new solution in as little as 90 days.
By coupling these core technologies such as lasers, fiber optic spectrometers, Raman systems, software, and countless accessories with custom design and manufacturing capabilities, B&W Tek has used its renewed focus on total solutions to break into dozens of industries outside of photonics. With the development of “turnkey” spectroscopy systems such as the SpectraRad®, NanoRamTM, and PolymerIQTM the solid-state lighting, pharmaceutical, and polymer processing fields are just some of the newest to benefit from B&W Tek’s products and services.
“Since our establishment, we’ve emphasized strong vertical integration in order to provide our customers with the highest quality products while still fitting into their budgets,” says Robert Chimenti, Marketing Manager at B&W Tek. “We’re a one stop shop that provides all of your optical spectroscopy needs in one place, as well as the experience and knowledge to craft a solution for almost any application.”
Providing instrumentation is just part of delivering a solution and the added value of technical knowledge is really what sets B&W Tek apart. The research and development team at B&W Tek consists of over 30 engineers in varying disciplines, each with an advanced degree in their field. B&W Tek’s ever growing applications staff has expertise in physics, optics, chemistry, biology and engineering in order to provide quality service and support. In 2011, in an effort to share this knowledge and expertise with the academic community, B&W Tek launched the New Horizons academic partnership program to support scientists performing cutting edge research. Based on the early success of the program, B&W Tek is currently developing plans to expand on this program in 2012 and beyond.
These factors have allowed B&W Tek to maintain consistent growth and strong job creation through the economic downturn over the last few years, and continues to propel B&W Tek with unprecedented company growth for many years to come.