Precitec acquires majority stake in startup Enovasense
19.01.2023 - Precitec has acquired a majority stake in start-up Enovasense, which has developed sensors for measuring the thickness of all types of coatings on any substrate.
The remaining shares of Enovasense are held by the two founders Jean Inard-Charvin and Geoffrey Bruno, who will continue to lead the company on its growth path. The closing took place on November 30, 2022. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Enovasense has developed a laser gauge to measure the thickness of all types of coatings. It enables fast, non-contact and non-destructive measurement on any type of coating - whether metal, ceramic, paint, polymers or adhesives. Enovasense's customers include a number of major industrial companies. So far, the patented laser-based technology has been sold mainly in France, but also to other countries through distributors.
Applications in semiconductor industry and electromobility in focus
Enovasense's sensors will expand application possibilities for Precitec customers, as they are able to accurately measure the thickness of opaque layers or coatings as well as nanometer-thin films. The expanded portfolio could be used in particular in the semiconductor industry, consumer electronics or electromobility. Precitec sees enormous growth opportunities for Enovasense here.
Dr. Thilo Wersborg, CEO of Precitec Group, comments, "With the majority stake in Enovasense, we have acquired a young, dynamic team with a promising technology and a proven track record in the French market. Enovasense's products perfectly complement our high-quality portfolio in the field of monitoring and 3D measurement technology. In addition, both Enovasense's customers and our customers can benefit from our global sales and service network."
Jean Inard-Charvin, co-founder and president of Enovasense, sees not only the financial side of the deal, but above all the distribution power of the Precitec Group: "Enovasense and Precitec share the conviction that the added value we offer our customers is based on cutting-edge technology. This shared DNA and Precitec's network will enable Enovasense to offer this added value to more customers."
Geoffrey Bruno, co-founder and general manager of Enovasense, adds that "integration with a large and prestigious group such as Precitec will allow Enovasense to offer its customers a global presence and service."