Zeiss Acquires Capture 3D, Extends 3D Measurement and Inspection Solutions Expertise

Customers will benefit from quality measurement solutions and expanded experience from one source.


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Zeiss Industrial Metrology (Maple Grove, Minnesota) plans to expand its national coverage in the U.S. for its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring Capture 3D (Santa Ana, California), a leading U.S. partner for GOM 3D noncontact measuring solutions. With this acquisition, Zeiss and Capture 3D customers will reportedly benefit from a seamless integrated experience to get the best measuring solutions for their specific tasks. 

“We are pleased to bring the Capture 3D team and their know-how into the Zeiss Group,” states Dr. Jochen Peter, member of the Zeiss Group Executive Board responsible for the Industrial Quality & Research segment. “After the acquisition of GOM two years ago, we will now also combine our strategic forces in the U.S. market to provide customers with best-in-class measuring solutions from one source.”

Once the transaction is complete, Capture 3D will become part of the Industrial Quality Solutions strategic business unit within the Zeiss Industrial Quality & Research segment (revenue in 2019/20: €1.640 billion/$1.99 billion). Subject to approval by the regulatory authorities, the transaction is due to be finalized in summer 2021. Both sides have agreed not to disclose the financial details of this transaction.

“We look forward to being a part of Zeiss to combine our efforts in serving our customers with the best-in-class measuring solutions and services,” adds Richard White, CEO of Capture 3D. “Being part of the Zeiss family will open up new opportunities for the Capture 3D team and our customers in the future.”