Optical Surfaces Ltd (Kenley, UK), a leading producer of ultra-high precision optics and optical systems, reports on an ongoing program of investment in new staff and facilities following consistent growth in sales over the last 3 years.
Dr Aris Kouris, Sales Director commented “Lead by increased international demand for challenging one-off’s and batches of high precision optics from the fundamental physics, astronomy and defence communities in particular we have achieved over 60% growth in the last 3 years. As a customer-focused company we elected to reinvest some of this success into new staff and also enhancing our already comprehensive test facilities with a new 600mm aperture Fizeau interferometer and development of new space for quality assurance”.
He added “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our latest two new trainee optical technicians to Optical Surfaces. Danny Austin, a skilled machine operator, is currently being trained in polishing of large optical flats, windows and lenses. Drawing upon his experience in quality control, Enoch Wilcox has started his training in our optical smoothing team”.
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has been producing ultra-high precision optical components and systems for more than 50 years and is now accepted as one of the world’s leading suppliers for high power laser research, astronomy and defence applications. The company’s 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. With such stable conditions, testing, particularly with long path lengths, becomes quantifiable and reliable. Working with these natural advantages is a highly skilled team of craftsmen with a commitment to excellence in both product quality and customer service.