Andor Technology plc. (Andor) is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high-value end of the global scientific digital camera market. Andor was setup in 1989 out of Queen’s University in Belfast, and now employs over 300 people in 16 offices worldwide and distributes its products to 10,000 customers in 55 countries.
Andor mission is to become the global leader in pioneering and manufacturing high performance light measuring solutions.
As portrayed in the mission statement, the principal business of Andor is the development and manufacture of high performance digital cameras. Further, we look to share our expertise to develop the best solutions for your light measuring problems, distributing our products to a customer base encompassing both the scientific research & industrial communities.
The founders of Andor, working in the Physics department of Queen’s University, Belfast, found that the cameras then available were inadequate for their demanding applications, so developed their own. After using them in various imaging and spectroscopic applications they found they were being requested by researchers in other departments in Queen’s and other universities. Andor was formed in 1989 to take advantage of these requirements.
The company has grown organically and is today the fastest growing company manufacturing high performance digital cameras. Along the way we have pioneered the development of high performance cameras.
Andor Technology PLC was admitted to AIM on Friday 3rd December 2004 (the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market a global market for smaller, growing companies) and has commenced dealings in its Ordinary Shares.
Andor, a world leader in Scientific Imaging, Spectroscopy Solutions and Microscopy Systems, acquired Bitplane AG, Zurich, Switzerland, in 2009. Bitplane is the world’s leading interactive microscopy image analysis software company specialising in Medical and Life Sciences. Bitplane’s focus on 3D and 4D imaging complements Andor’s existing business, especially the rapidly growing systems division.
To strengthen the microscopy division further Andor acquired Photonic Instruments, USA, in 2010. Photonic Instruments developed the revolutionary Mosaic and Micropoint products and are the market leaders in fluorescence imaging and laser ablation for Confocal and widefield microscopy.
For further information of Andor Technology and it’s product range please go to Andor Technology website.