Information: FMB GmbH acquires Oxford Danfysik

Press release

FMB GmbH is pleased to announce the acquisition of Oxford Danfysik Beamlines Ltd. Both companies have served the synchrotron community for many years but have specialized in different product ranges.
FMB has been able to extend its reach into the beamlines market from a long history in precision machining and joining technologies. In recent years FMB has been the leading supplier of complex storage ring vacuum vessels and front end components, but has also delivered a number of complete experimental beamlines operating mainly at IR and soft xray wavelengths.

Oxford Danfysik has developed a broad range of high performance products suited to beamlines operating at shorter wavelengths, and has also delivered a number of turnkey beamlines. Combined, the two companies will be able to offer an impressive and unmatched range of products to a rapidly growing customer base.

Uwe Schneck, joint Managing Director of FMB, said: ‘After a number of years of growth in the synchrotron market we were looking to expand into the hard x-ray sector. Each new market has its challenges and our customers rightly expect increasingly high performance beamline systems capable of exploiting the quality of the latest generation of photon sources. We were delighted to have the opportunity to move into this new area by acquiring one of the leading suppliers. We intend to continue operations from the sites in Berlin and Oxford but expect our customers to benefit quickly from the obvious complementary skills in manufacturing and design available from our very experienced and now expanded workforce.’
Bjarne Roger Nielsen, Managing Director of Danfysik A/S said: ‘The offer for our Beamlines business came at a time when we were refocusing and strengthening our efforts into particle accelerators for Healthcare, Industrial and our Research customers, including the synchrotron light source market.
FMB and Oxford Danfysik make ideal partners and the combination will without doubt be the leading supplier in their market. Under our ownership we have developed Oxford Danfysik to a highly reputed and significant player in the synchrotron beamlines market, and I am confident that FMB under its ownership will carry this successfully forward.
The newly acquired Oxford Division of FMB will continue to be led by the existing Oxford management team and will trade as FMB Oxford Limited.


Further information:
FMB GmbH :
Uwe Schneck, Dipl.Ing.
Managing Director
FMB Feinwerk- und Messtechnik GmbH
Friedrich-Wöhler-Strasse 2
D-12489 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 30 6777300
Fax +49 30 67773040

Bjarne Roger Nielsen CEO
Mollehaven 31
DK-4040 Jyllinge, Denmark
Tel. +45 4679 0000
Fax +45 4679 0001

Information: Change to the management team in Berlin

   It is a fact of life that as time passes we get older and our Managing Director, Uwe Schneck, has now reached that time of life where he would like to have just a little more time to spend doing those things that he had always planned but never quite got round to!

Of course, all good businesses should have effective plans in place for succession of the senior managers and FMB Berlin has been preparing for this particular eventuality for some time.  
Uwe does not intend to make a complete break from the business but has agreed with the Management Team that he will stay on part time for the foreseeable future - so he will still be available for management and sales support and you may well see him at User Meetings, conferences or even on tender clarification meetings. However, he will relinquish the Managing Director position on August 31st 2021.

Jens Rekow, who also has been our Managing Director since last year will continue the company to lead. Even with this change, FMB remains the reliable partner for the solution of your tasks.

We are looking forward to continuing an interesting and successful cooperation.

Information: Our strategy in light of the continued escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak


Dear customers and suppliers,


In light of the continued escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to inform you on the strategy FMB Berlin has implemented to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and suppliers and how we are ensuring the continuity of our activities.

Our efforts are based on the guidance from the German governmental and health authorities as well as other statutory organizations.  We are constantly adapting these measures to comply with the latest guidelines as the situation evolves rapidly.

As of November 2020 FMB has changed to a 2-shift operating mode in order to reduce contacts and increase the physical distance between people. We work with a maximum of two employees per office room. The option to work from home is used wherever possible.

Nevertheless, we will continue to take the further actions to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic:

We will fully support our customers with remote or emergency service intervention requests, within the limits of local governmental restrictions, preferably using distance-based tools (conference calls, video conferencing and remote control).

We maintain the business operations by acting appropriately to reduce risks. This includes for example:

º Hygienic measures (promotion of respiratory hygiene, usage of disinfectant dispensers, codes of behavior)

º Keeping the minimum distance between people

º Usage of face-masks

º Operation of air cleaners in all office and meeting rooms

º Installation of Plexiglass shields in office rooms

We appreciate your understanding.


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