Multiphoton Optics GmbH, the global solution provider for 3D lithography via two-photon polymerization (TPP), based in Würzburg, Germany, will become a subsidiary of Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, one of the leading international players in the development and production of high-precision photolithography systems and nanofabrication tools, after resources have already been pooled in various business areas since the acquisition at the beginning of 2021.
This step, which will take place on January 1, 2023, will enable even closer cooperation between the technical departments and strengthen the focus of the Würzburg site on future product developments based on TPP.
The TPP system MPO 100, which was introduced in January 2022, was developed by Multiphoton Optics and is already in production for the first customers, which is being carried out at Heidelberg Instruments. “In cooperation with Heidelberg Instruments, we have launched the MPO 100, a system that sets new standards in the field of 3D lithography and 3D microprinting. Since sales and production take place in Heidelberg, the next logical step for us is to become a complete part of Heidelberg Instruments, which will also benefit our customers, partners, and suppliers. Due to the sales success of the MPO 100, the future branch in Würzburg will be further expanded and will continue to be responsible for new developments of TPP systems,” said Dr. Benedikt Stender, CEO of Multiphoton Optics.
“In addition to the successful integration of employees, the successful implementation of MPO 100 production at our Heidelberg site was an important milestone,” said Konrad Roessler, CEO of Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH. “Production at the ISO 9001 certified site in Heidelberg guarantees a high level of quality, while our customers are optimally supported by worldwide sales and service via global subsidiaries and partner networks.” With the expected further growth and increasing awareness in the TPP technology field, the merger of Multiphoton Optics and Heidelberg Instruments will reduce administrative processes and further promote cooperation.