Since being established as an independent company spun out of Perkin Elmer in December 2010, Excelitas Technologies has enjoyed greater than three-fold growth in both revenue and headcount.


Growth occurred both organically and through an aggressive and selective acquisition strategy to add scale and scope, built upon Excelitas’ core photonics technology platforms and best-in-class operational excellence. 


Excelitas’ acquisitions – Carsan Engineering, Kaiser Systems, Qioptiq, Lumen Dynamics, Research Electro Optics (REO), Axsun Technologies, and most recently Solidtron – have helped create a unique single source of innovative, end-to-end photonic solutions for commercial OEMs, defense primes and government customers around the world. 


Its photonics portfolio now consists of an expanding array of lasers and illumination, optics and transmission, sensors and detection, and electronics and power technologies. 


Excelitas’ end-to-end photonics solutions enable leading-edge product and technology development for a growing list of Fortune 500 companies and a wide array of customers across the aerospace, medical, scientific, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, safety and security, semiconductor, automotive and defense markets. 


The company has grown its global footprint, now with more than 7,000 employees in 11 countries across North America, Europe and Asia, 18 state-of-the-art photonics manufacturing centers and 10 administrative/support offices.


“Over the 10 years that we’ve assembled our photonic technologies portfolio, Excelitas has enabled the growth of many of the world’s most innovative companies,” said David Nislick, Ph.D., CEO at Excelitas Technologies. “By listening to customer needs and delivering bespoke, high-performance and reliable photonics solutions, our dedicated employees add value every day and we owe our success to them. Even in the uncharted waters of a global pandemic, we are in full operation and continue to deliver critically important products to essential industries. I could not be prouder of the dedication, empathy and vigilance demonstrated by our Excelitas team members to keep our colleagues safe.”

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