BAAR, Switzerland and NEW YORK—Satisloh Group, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, announced that Ultra Optics, a global leader in spin coating equipment and lacquers, became a member of the Group in January, 2024. Ultra Optics products will be available through Satisloh around the world with a gradual roll-out beginning in the Americas, the companies said in a statement. Both companies are part of the EssilorLuxottica Group. “We are excited to welcome the Ultra Optics team to the Satisloh family,” said Bruno Fischer, CEO of Satisloh Group.

“Our objective is to provide complete lens manufacturing solutions to Rx labs of all sizes. Ultra Optics’ comprehensive spin coating portfolio is another significant step toward this goal.”

Hamilton Harper, president of Ultra Optics, added, “Combining our forces with Satisloh means easier access to Ultra Optics products for Rx labs around the world. And with the global Satisloh technical service team supporting Ultra Optics equipment, customers will get the same superior Satisloh service as always.”

The two companies are exhibiting jointly at Vision Expo East in New York.

Founded in 1922, Satisloh is a leading global supplier of machinery and solutions for ophthalmic and precision optics. In addition, the company's portfolio includes software, consumables, tools, services and process solutions, some for ophthalmic lens production and others for use in medical instruments, camera lenses, semiconductor lithography and aerospace technology.

Satisloh employs more than 900 people in 17 countries around the globe. The company is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with regional offices and service centers in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia.

Ultra Optics had previously been a unit of Walman, a diversified optical company that was acquired by EssilorLuxottica in 2022, as reported in VMAIL. Based in suburban Minneapolis, Minn., Ultra Optics has been an industry leader for more than 30 years in backside hard coating technology and chemistry. The company’s broad range of coatings provide high quality abrasion protection, excellent adhesion and is compatible with AR coatings.