GOM GmbH based in Braunschweig, Germany develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for industrial and automated 3D coordinate measuring technology and 3D testing. They have a global workforce of about 600 people. It’s customers include international companies from the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods industries as well as research institutions and universities. In fiscal year 2017/18, the company generated approximately €150m in revenue.
Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Michael Kaschke, President & CEO of Zeiss said, “Our growth strategy expressly mentions the targeted acquisition of highly innovative solutions, technologies and companies, which can reach their full potential as part of the ZEISS Group. By acquiring GOM and thereby expanding our solutions portfolio, we are bolstering the leading position of our Industrial Quality & Research segment and will be able to offer even better solutions for our customers. This is entirely in keeping with our corporate strategy, which is focused on our customers’ success.”