Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Rochester, NY. —January 1, 2011 — Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) today announced the acquisition of Molded Plastic Optics (MPO) a leading designer and manufacturer of molded plastic optics for commercial and defense markets. MPO is based in Manchester, New Hampshire, and was founded in 2008 by a team of experienced optical engineers and industry professionals focused on providing the highest precision and complexity of plastic optics found in the industry.
“MPO’s technologies are very important to the overall strategy at RPO” said William Hurley, president of Rochester Precision Optics. “When we acquired the Kodak group we weren’t able to secure the plastic optics business. Now with this acquisition RPO can offer our customers extremely high precision and complex plastic optical technologies and system designs which incorporate polymer optics. They have the latest automated mold presses, metrology and precision tool manufacturing available in the world today. RPO will now be able to deliver complete optical solutions whether plastic or glass components or hybrid systems combining both technologies.”
Molded Plastic Optics and RPO will provide customers with a one stop option to solve complex problems facing the optics community today. With this acquisition, Molded Plastic Optics (MPO) will become the Plastic Optics Division of Rochester Precision Optics.
About Rochester Precision Optics
Rochester Precision Optics was formed in 2005 when it acquired the manufacturing technology, intellectual properties and assets from Kodak Optical Imaging Systems. RPO is a leading optics manufacturer providing components and full optical systems to both defense and commercial markets. Its commercial markets are served by both their Shanghai, China location and their headquarters in Rochester, New York. Rpo has over 80,000 square feet of modern optical manufacturing and specializes in leveraging its aspheric optics capabilities to provide lightweight and affordable optical sub-systems.