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Optical Surfaces Ltd Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Specialist high precision optics manufacturer - Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Kenley, UK) celebrated 50 years in business on 13th April 2012.

Over the last half century - Optical Surfaces Ltd has established itself as a leading international manufacturer of top quality, high precision optical components and systems by serving the particular needs of organisations involved with fundamental physics, astronomy, space, defence and the environment. Today the company supplies leading research labs and industrial organisations around the world with optical components and instruments including flats, spheres, aspherics, paraboloids, toroids, windows and mounts. Optical Surfaces Ltd is especially renowned for its expertise in large optics, beam expanders, collimators and prototypes.

Dr Aris Kouris, Sales Manager of Optical Surfaces Ltd commented "Despite the pressures of global recession we have managed to increase sales by 20% over the last 3 years. Notable in this growth has been two major projects, increased volume optics customers and shipment of several complete systems which integrated precision optics, mechanics and software". He added "To celebrate our 50th anniversary we will launch a completely new, information-rich website later this month and several new products including a high precision 5-axis Mount and an Unequal Path Interferometer over the course of 2012".

Optical Surfaces ISO 9001-2008 approved manufacturing workshops and test facilities are deep underground in a series of tunnels excavated in solid chalk where temperature remains constant and vibration is practically non-existent. Working with these natural advantages is a highly skilled team of craftsmen with a commitment to excellence in both product quality and customer service. With such stable conditions testing of high precision optics and optical systems, particularly with long path lengths, becomes quantifiable and reliable.


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